WACREN enters agreement to increase visibility of researchers in the region

WACREN and ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) will collaborate on community engagement around the use of persistent identifiers for researchers, works, and organizations in repository data systems and deposit workflows.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier for researchers to distinguish their research from those of other researchers.  This is done through integration of the identifiers in key research workflows such as manuscripts and grant submissions.   The process supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their research is recognized.

Commenting on the MoU,  Dr. Boubakar Barry,  CEO of WACREN,  declared that "the promotion of data citation in the region and the consolidated online research profile that ORCID provides will greatly increase the visibility of our researchers and their research"

WACREN and GARNET are mourning: Prof. Mumuni Dakubu has passed away

WACREN has lost one of its pioneers; Prof. Mumuni Dakubu, CEO of GARNET, passed away on 26 November 2015                                                     


GARNET Hosts TANDEM Awareness and Dialogue Workshops in Accra

GARNET will host the 1st National Policy Workshop of the TANDEM Project in the Balme Library at the University of Ghana, Legon on November 6 2015.

This will be preceded by a NREN Focal Point community workshop and a meeting of the Policy and Donors West and Central Africa Group (PODWAG)  at the same venue the day before.

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Save the date: WACREN 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, on 17 - 18 March 2016

Save the date: WACREN 2016 to be held in Dakar, Senegal, on 17 - 18 March 2016, hosted by snRER. More information soon.


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