African research funders in global spotlight through Dimensions indexing project

Monday 17 June 2024

African research is receiving a major visibility boost with the indexing of 10 national funders in Dimensions, the world’s largest linked research database.

This project is a collaboration with Digital Science, the Africa PID Alliance (APA), the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa), and the Research Organization Registry (ROR). […]

The Africa PID Alliance has signed The Barcelona Declaration

The Barcelona Declaration   underscores the significant impact of unrestricted access to research information, while simultaneously acknowledging the constraints and challenges posed by closed, proprietary infrastructures. The Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information is committed to four main principles: (1) making open research information the standard practice, (2) collaborating with services and systems that promote and […]

DataCite Crossref and the Africa PID Alliance sign agreement to strengthen research accessibility in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya – Initiating a notable leap towards advancing the accessibility of African and global research, DataCite, Crossref, and the Africa PID Alliance (APA) have agreed to collaborate through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU, serving as a formal agreement, not only strengthens the collaboration between the organisations but also solidifies[…..]

Using PIDS to Ensure Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Heritage Preservation

The African PID Alliance, in partnership with DataCite, is pleased to invite you to join us for a webinar discussing the potential for sample PIDs to augment efforts in African countries to preserve their indigenous knowledge and cultural heritage. In particular, we will present: – Africa PID Alliance’s objective in producing PIDs for Indigenous Knowledge[…..]

Crossref Event in Nairobi Fosters Collaboration Between Africa PID Alliance and Scholarly Community

On February 22nd, 2024, The Africa PID Alliance (APA) took part in an immersive day-long gathering organized by Crossref, at Fairmont the Norfolk in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, which brought together librarians, editorial teams, researchers, and scholarly communication professionals, served as a platform for discussions on enhancing scholarly communication in the region. At the heart[…..]

Africa PID Alliance at Viz Africa Conference 2024: Harnessing data for scientific and socio-economic development

[Nairobi, Kenya]- From February 5th to 7th, 2024, the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) held the VizAfrica Conference 2024 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). This event served as a forum for encouraging discussions and advancements in the fields of data management, artificial intelligence, and open science. Over the course of[…..]

Africa PID Alliance Launched at International Data Week 2023, Pledging to Transform African Research Landscape

In a pivotal moment at the International Data Week 2023 (IDW 2023) in Salzburg, Austria, a diverse global community of data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, and policymakers witnessed the unveiling of the Africa PID Alliance (APA) by Joy Owango, Executive Director of TCC Africa. This initiative, introduced under the overarching theme of “A Festival of[…..]