Home  |  Login  |  FAQ  |  Advertise  |  Services  |  Recommend  |  FeedBack  |  Contact Us  
Home
News

 Other Sections
ACN Ghana 2008
Sports
Finance
Business Directory
Online Forms
Real Estate
Classifieds
Auto
Jobs
Events
Downloads
World Cup 2010
Travel
About Ghana
Our Services
News Headlines »
 More »
KNUST to sign Berlin Declaration on Open Access
News Date: 28th October 2011


Professor William Otto Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) , on Thursday said the educational institution had decided to sign onto the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to scientific knowledge.

He said the Max Planck Society, the body responsible for signatories to the declaration, had been notified about the deal.

Prof Ellis was contributing to a discussion at the Open Access Africa 2011 Conference, organized in Kumasi, under the auspices of Bio-Med Central, an open access publishing firm and Computer Aid International, a non-governmental organization.

He said the decision was borne out of the university’s determination to promote access to its scientific research information.

Prof. Ellis said the initiative would among other things enjoin the KNUST to make permanent online dissemination of full-text articles to preserve its scientific research results.

The participants deliberated on issues bordering on access to scientific and medical research in Africa.

Prof. Ellis said for the past few years, the university had been operating the KNUSTSpace, a digital repository to showcase intellectual output and explained the device allowed for the management and dissemination of academic research, learning and teaching resources in digital format.

He said: “Open Access Publishing” ensures rapid and efficient communication of research findings for socio-economic growth.


Source: GNA


 More »
 Search News
 
 Advanced Search

ADVERTISEMENT
  Latest News Headlines
Chainsaw operators, agents of bush fires -Volunteers
Don't confuse Savings and Loans companies with Microfinance institutions
New US Ambassador presents Letter of Credence
'Lavender Hill' to go by end of 2016 - Collins Dauda
Multiple entries will not be removed from one region - EC
Abokobi Community appeals to IGP over land dispute
Tony Elumelu Applauds US Congress for the passage of the 'Electrify Africa Act'
Make films to protect children from smoking - WHO
Epilepsy cases on the rise in Brong-Ahafo
Parliament pays tribute to late Okuapehene
»  More latest news
 Popular News Items
FAGRO Secretariat unveils action plan for 2016
All-New Ford Figo Delivers Advanced Technologies, Smart Design, Superb Comfort
Airtel to offer love rewards to customers
IMF regional conference on data ends
MP pledges support to Municipal Health Department
Akatsi-North District begins schools feeding programme
Bacterial Meningitis: What you need to know
Engage with the media, Journalist urges AU
Qatar Development Bank (QDB) signs MoU with Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private..
Italian Prime Minister Renzi pledges support to Africa

Copyright © BusinessGhana. All Rights Reserved.

Legal