Forum for Open Research in MENA 2024

The deadline to submit presentation proposals for the Forum for Open Research in MENA‘s 3rd Annual Forum closes 1st June.

Taking place in partnership with Qatar National Library from 21 to 23 October in Doha, Qatar, this year’s Annual Forum will be held under the theme ‘Transforming Knowledge Into Action’

The goal of every Annual Forum, organised by the Knowledge E Foundation, is to address the most important issues affecting research communities across the Arab region. This year’s Annual Forum address four thematic aspects of open research:

Policies and funding

Open Access publishing and open education resources

Capacity building and community engagement

Open infrastructure and infrastructure supporting Open Science

The organisers invite researchers, policymakers, librarians, and scientists working in Open Science to submit proposals on topics such as:

  • Open access and research assessment policies
  • Funding sources and allocations
  • Creating and disseminating open resources
  • The commercialisation of Open Science
  • Adapting and decolonising practises and resources for the Arab region
  • Building and Sustaining Communities of Practices (CoP) in Arabic speaking countries
  • The rise of community-owned and community-led Open Science infrastructures and publications.
  • Implementing reproducible, open, and interoperable infrastructure in the Arab region.
  • Using AI to advance engagement with Open Science policies and practices in the Arab world.

If your research touches on any of these topics or any others from the themes of the conference, you may submit your presentation proposals in English or Arabic to the organisers by 1 June.

Read the full Call for Papers to learn more about the submission requirements and other thematic areas covered by the event.