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2023 Annual Forum for Open Research in MENA (F.O.R.M.)

Monday, 23 – Tuesday, 24 October 2023

The Annual Forum for Open Research in MENA supports the Arab world’s transition towards more accessible, sustainable and inclusive research and education models.

The 2023 Annual Forum will offer a series of carefully tailored presentations and panels addressing key themes and topics related to the advancement of Open Science policies and practices in research institutions and research communities throughout the Arab world. The forum is organised by the Knowledge E Foundation, in partnership with UNESCO and Khalifa University, and will be held from 23 to 24 October in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This year’s theme is ‘Democratising Knowledge: The evolution of Open Science ecosystems and communities in the Arab world’.  Topics include:

• Human, physical, digital, and political barriers to Open Science
• The commercialisation of Open Science
• Open Science projects and initiatives from across the world
• Preprints, transparent peer review, and Open Access publishing
• and more!