Open Research Skills Cali-Colombia 2023

OSRC workshop

OpenSourceResearch collaboration (OSRC) continue its educational program with a new workshop for young researchers in low-and middle-income countries.

The next workshop will be held in Cali-Colombia province in India.

The two-days workshop is a new collaboration between OpenSourceResearch orgnaisation and

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The workshop will be held on the 27th-28th April 2023 as a hybrid activity in which participants can join physically or online. Many well-known experts speaker will join the OSRC facilitators to talk about:

  1. Collaboration in medical research: past, present and future
  2. AI in surgery
  3. Computer simulation models in medical research
  4. Digital surgery
  5. Social media and medical research
  6. Conducting research beside clinical work
  7. Collaboration between academia and industry
  8. IT in medical research

Register for the workshop to:

Learn more about artificial intelligence: talks be experts from computer science and healthcare innovation departments.

Get free one year membership in OSRC with all the advantages for the members.

-See the beauty of Cali- The capitol of Salsa dance

Registration is free for members of OSRC. 

The workshop will include many open discussions and group exercises.

To allow more participants to benefit from the workshop, OSRC decided to run it as a hybrid workshop with possibilities to attend physically or online.

Members of Open Source Research organisation can join free of charge.

More details will be presented on our website in the coming few weeks.

One of the aims of OpenSourceResearch collaboration is to reduce the expanding gap between developed and developing countries. This can be achieved through continuous education of researchers and to-be researchers from low-and middle-income countries.

The inclusion of low-and middle-income countries in generating scientific knowledge will increase generalizability of research results.

Other subjects covered in this workshop will be:

  • Scientific thinking
  • Basic and applied research
  • Open source intelligence
  • Using the available resources to conduct research

Three reasons to explain why OSRC focuses on developing countries

1.      Economic resources: developing countries or call them emerging economies have huge, sometimes untapped resources. Misallocation of resources is common but this is manageable.
2.      Pool of talents: These emerging economies have well educated and young population but they need training. This is also manageable.
3.      The ubiquitous use of internet and mobile phones: makes it possible for these emerging economies to leapfrog and catch with the developed world. Open-source products are available to researchers but they need to know more about them. This is also manageable.

Higher levels of education is a decisiv factor:

In a new book, “Global Productivity: Trends, Drivers, and Policies”, the World Bank uses an algorithm to sort through many combinations of countries, looking for groups that seem to be converging with each other. Based on the productivity performance of 97 economies since 2000, the bank identifies five clubs. The three gloomiest groups comprise fairly poor countries. A fourth contains some big ones of unfulfilled potential, such as Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa.

The most successful club spans all today’s advanced economies as well as 16 emerging markets, such as China, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam 

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