VODAN-Africa News


  • 07/07/2020 03:00 PM
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During this workshop, we took a deeper look into the nine (9) components of the Fair Data Points (FDPs). These components guide the configuration of the FDPs.

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  • 06/30/2020 03:00 PM
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Here we explored the configuration of the VODAN Africa Fair Data Points. The technical session was anchored by Dr Erik Schultes, the International Science Coordinator, GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office.

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  • 06/23/2020 03:00 PM - 06/23/2020 04:00 PM
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The 9th webinar for the Metadata For Machines Weekly Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 2 pm CEST & CAT/1 pm WAT & CET/3 pm EAT.

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  • 06/16/2020 03:00 PM - 06/16/2020 04:00 PM
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The 8th webinar for the Metadata For Machines Weekly Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 at 2 pm CEST & CAT/1 pm WAT & CET/3 pm EAT.

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  • 06/09/2020 03:00 PM - 06/09/2020 04:00 PM
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7th webinar for the Metadata For Machines Workshop on Tuesday June 9th, 2020 at 2 pm CEST. Online pre-registration is available below

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  • 06/02/2020 03:00 PM - 06/02/2020 04:00 PM
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6th webinar for the Metadata For Machines Workshop on Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 at 2 pm CEST.

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  • 05/26/2020 03:00 PM - 05/25/2020 04:00 PM
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5th webinar for the Metadata For Machines Workshop on Tuesday May 26th, 2020 at 2 pm CEST.

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  • 05/21/2020 07:00 PM - 05/21/2020 08:00 PM
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This week May 21st, 2020, VODAN Africa cordially invites you to attend the third and final webinar of the VODAN Africa 3–part web series at 9 AM PDT/12 PM EDT/6 PM CEST/7 PM EAT.

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  • 05/14/2020 07:00 PM - 05/14/2020 08:00 PM
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This week Thursday, we have the second webinar of the VODAN Africa three-part series with speakers from Ethiopia and Kenya delving into topics such as; • The role of data science and data stewardship related to COVID-19 in Ethiopia • Social distancing in slums and how VODAN-Africa can contribute to understanding uneven effects and serve data-driven policies. Save The Date for May 14th, 2020 at 9 AM PDT/12 PM EDT/6 PM CEST/7 PM EAT to catch the presentations from the two country teams

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  • 05/12/2020 03:00 PM - 05/12/2020 04:00 PM
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M4M week 3 will focus on a review of the metadata ideas sketched from the last session. Participants will have an opportunity to voice comments and ask questions as they begin the process of consensus-building towards a metadata standard for the VODAN FAIR Data Points. Please note registration closes May 11th, 2020 at 3 pm CET/ 4 pm EAT. The zoom link follows after the close of registration. Have a great weekend everyone

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  • 05/07/2020 07:00 PM - 05/07/2020 08:00 PM
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On Thursday 07 May 2020, we launch a new three-part series hosted by VODAN Africa in partnership with Kampala International University (KIU), Leiden University, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, GO FAIR US/San Diego Supercomputer Center, and RavelWorks Africa.

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  • 05/05/2020 03:00 PM - 05/05/2020 04:00 PM
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The second session from the Metadata for Machines (M4M) weekly webinar series is next week Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 2 pm CET. Presented by Erik Schultes, who will be reviewing the nine components of metadata. See attached poster announcement.

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  • 04/28/2020 03:00 PM - 04/28/2020 04:00 PM
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Metadata for Machines Workshop (M4M), Tuesday April 28th, 2020 with Erik Schultes, International Science Coordinator of Go Fair.

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  • 04/22/2020 07:00 PM - 04/22/2020 08:00 PM
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VODAN-Africa Webinar Series-4 hosted by Christine Kirkpatrick of the San Diego Supercomputer Centre (SDSC).

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  • 04/21/2020 03:00 PM
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The inaugural weekly VODAN-Africa meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 14:00 CET (Nigerian/Zimbabwe/Netherlands -2.00pm, Uganda/Kenya/Ethiopia -3.00pm).

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  • 04/15/2020 07:00 PM
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In a two part session hosted by Christine KirkPatrick of SanDiego Supercomputer Centre, Albert Mons and Luiz Bonino gave an insightful presentation on "VODAN: FAIR Data in action". In the 2nd session, Sergio Baranzini and Sharat Israni (University of California, San Francisco) did an expose on "The SARS-Cov-2-SPOKE Molecular Explorer: A Public Knowledge Graph Visualization Tool."

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  • 04/08/2020 07:00 PM
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Prof Mirjam Van Reisen, the Global Coordinator VODAN Africa gave an outstanding presentation on the Data Stewardship Training of Trainers (ToT) programme. Click to read more...

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