Working Group CLACSO Common goods and open access

The group “Common goods and open access” is an interdisciplinary network of work promoted by CLACSO From your workgroup program. From various disciplines and fields of knowledge, the Working group addresses critically issues such as open access, science communication, knowledge democratization, biocultural goods, seeds and indigenous know-how (agricultural and ecological) . The group is consists by academics from various institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The group also works actively in the articulation with public policy-makers and academic and social promoters, with the aim of generating analyses from a diverse perspective and achieving practical transformations.

Academic body dissemination and dissemination of science (Mexico)

The academic Body “dissemination and dissemination of science” is a multidisciplinary group that, from sociology, systems engineering, philosophy and communication, raises the analysis of scientific practice from various edges, such as: Scientific communication, science outreach, open access, communication technologies and knowledge repositories. The academic Body “dissemination and dissemination of science” has continually worked on the formulation of research projects from a global South perspective that realize the processes and practices that impact the generation, communication, evaluation and Appropriation of science in the south. Likewise, the academic body has a line of action-linkage from which it seeks to contribute to the construction of a Latin American system of cooperative open access, non-commercial, sustainable and protected.

CoLav (Colombia)

CoLav is a transdisciplinary collective for the construction of a program on computational social sciences and digital humanities in Universidad de Antioquia. In this space several groups meet: investigación Redes y Actores Sociales (Network Research and Social Actors) of the School of Social and Human Sciences; Información, Conocimiento y Sociedad (Information, Knowledge and Society) of the Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecología (Inter-American School of Library Science); Fenomenología de las Interacciones Fundamentales (Phenomenology of Fundamental Interactions) of the Instituto de Física (Institute of Physics); Sistema de Bibliotecas (Library System) and the unity of metrics and statistics of the Vicerrectoría de Investigación (Vicerectory of Research) The efforts done in data mining, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and use of mathematical methods lead to develop models to understand the university’s relationship with the environment, to generate responsible metrics for research production, to discover science historic role in Latin America, to develop methods of strategic intelligence to set the foundations for an organizational development based on knowledge among other projects linked to automatization and exploration of the university’s relationships with the environment.

Research program on academic dependency in Latin America PIDAAL (Argentina)

PIDAAL is a program made up of researchers and fellows of CONICET, postdoctoral fellows and professors-researchers of the UNCuyo. At this stage, it is proposed to cut historical-concrete situations of academic dependence, observable in phenomena such as the imposition of “global” Guidelines for university accreditation, the universalization of academic publication criteria, the systems Of the impact of scientific journals and, in particular, the vicissitudes of the supremacy of English in the contemporary scientific world; In order to account for the socio-historical structuring of the regional academic field and its impact on the current modalities of production and circulation of scientific knowledge.