Wednesday March 8th 2023: Data inclusivity and user needs for the global south

Title: Data inclusivity and user needs for the global south
Invited Speaker: Isa Elegbede at Lagos State University (Twitter: @isa_elegbede / ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8794-8616)
When: Wednesday March 8th 12PM EST
Where: Launch Meeting - Zoom
It is critical that the contributions of the global south to science be recognized and that its researchers have access to cutting-edge resources. In today’s world, promoting open, reproducible, and scalable science necessitates data inclusivity. Yet, ensuring data is available to everybody and satisfying user demands in the global south may be tough. We will look at a variety of methods for encouraging open science in developing countries and ensuring data accessibility in the global south during this discussion. It explores the hurdles to data inclusion, such as restricted access to high-speed internet and poor digital literacy, and considers solutions to remove these barriers, such as providing low-cost internet access, delivering training programs, and investing in infrastructure and finance. The seminar also discusses approaches to meet consumer desires in the global south, such as communicating with communities and using technology such as mobile devices. Lastly, it evaluates the advantages of supporting open science and investigates alternative tactics to accomplish it, such as developing inclusion councils and fostering a feeling of belonging within the community. The conclusion underscores the significance of data inclusion and open research for supporting equitable access to information and sustainable development in the global south.
Relevant material:


  • 5-15 minutes - Community showcase
  • 5-15 minutes - Q&A / Community check-in
  • 20-35 minutes - Agenda and Open discussion
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