Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) was pleased to host the academic community from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for a workshop on using Open Access AI in improving health research and the academic publishing lifecycle.
Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) was pleased to host the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) academic community for a workshop on ‘Using Open Access AI in Improving Health Research & Academic Publishing Lifecycle’. Through this collaborative endeavor, participants were introduced to Open Access Research Discovery and AI tools, Dimensions by Digital Science, the Open Research Library (ORL) by Knowledge Unlatched, and Scholarcy. This was the second training hosted for the Academic Community by TCC Africa and had over one thousand two hundred (1200) registered participants.
The workshop featured practical sessions where participants were offered hands-on demonstrations on how to effectively integrate each of these tools into their research workflows. The emphasis was placed on the tools' capabilities to streamline their processes and enhance the visibility and accessibility of their research outputs. By actively engaging in these sessions, participants gained valuable insights into the practical implementation of Dimensions, Scholarcy, and the Open Research Library enabling them to optimize their research processes and enhance the reach of their scholarly work.
Joy Owango- Executive Director, TCC Africa
Wilson de Souza- Regional Manager Ibero-America, Oceania, Africa and Asia, Knowledge Unlatched
Nicholas Outa- Founder of WritingHub Africa and Dala Integrated Aquaculture Hub
Professor. Losenge Turoop- Associate Professor at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Open Access AI tools covered:
Scholarcy, the online summarizing tool by Scholarcy is a tool that can quickly identify the key points and arguments of research papers as well as more easily critically analyze papers to understand how the research builds on or differs from prior studies and effectively interpret large collections of articles.
Learn more about Scholarcy at: https://www.scholarcy.com/
The Open Research Library, by Knowledge Unlatched, is a user-friendly platform that enhances the discovery of worldwide open-access publications covering different disciplines.
Learn more about Knowledge Unlatched at: https://knowledgeunlatched.org/
Dimensions, by Digital Science, is a citation database that can be used to explore research grants, publications, citations, clinical trials, patents, and policy documents in one place.
Learn more about Dimensions here: https://www.dimensions.ai/
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is a public university located in Juja, Kenya. It was established in 1981 as a middle-level college and was later elevated to a university in 1994. The university is named after Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of Kenya.
JKUAT is renowned for its focus on agricultural and technological education and research. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various fields such as agriculture, engineering, computer science, business, architecture, and health sciences.
Learn more about Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) at: http://website.jkuat.ac.ke/
The Training Centre in Communication(TCC Africa), is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award-winning Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya. TCC Africa provides capacity support in improving researchers’ output and visibility through training in scholarly and science communication.
Learn more about TCC Africa at: https://www.tcc-africa.org/