In this blog post, we look at the impetus and breadth of the work performed by African researchers and institutions supported by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). They’ve been a multidisciplinary driving force, leading and covering essential areas from trauma to obstetrics, care of the elderly to children wellness.
In this blog post, we look at how African scientists and Institutions supported by the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) moved fast to conduct essential COVID-related research. This includes completing the first detailed molecular analysis of SARS-CoV-2 viruses sequenced in Africa.
In this blog post, Charlie Vickers, Senior Editorial Assistant, explains why Study Protocols are important – not only for science in general, but as part of the AAS Open Research model too.
Kidist Bobosha is a Microbiologist and Principal Investigator for the Tuberculosis Genetics Network in Africa (TBGENAfrica) project under the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3 Africa) programme. In this blog post, Kidist talks about her research with TBGENAfrica, understanding the impact of tuberculosis pathogenesis and pathology, and getting one step closer to eliminating Tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.
Mavis Akuffobea-Essilfie is a Senior Research Scientist and a CIRCLE Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) in Ghana. Mavis used her grant funding to help her local community adapt to the impact of climate change in Ghana and in Africa. In this blog post, she explains the negative impact climate change has on farmers’ livelihoods and its impact on men and women.
Adesola Oluwafunmilola Olumide is a Senior Medical Research Fellow and Consultant Physician at the Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. In this blog, Adesola discusses how secondary school enrolment can be protective against adolescent engagement in health-risk behaviours such as cigarette smoking and unsafe sexual practices.
This week (19-25 October) is Open Access Week, and the theme for 2020 is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” AAS Open Research is committed to listening to researchers and responding to their needs to create a better publishing experience. Here, we introduce a new guideline that allows researchers to retroactively change their names on articles and assets.
Telling the story of a scientists’ research through photography. We are excited to announce that the inaugural photography competition for AAS Open Research is now open for entries.
Elizabeth Marincola is a Senior Advisor and Thomas Kariuki is the Director of Programmes/AESA Platform at the African Academy of Sciences. In a recent editorial they provide their view of the current state of research and publishing in Africa.
In this blog, Anderson Gwanyebit Kehbila presents his go to market innovation strategy for entrepreneurs, discussing four key components that can help drive and sustain business performance.