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Open access journals and publishing options in health sciences

The term “open access” refers to resources (often scholarly journal articles) that are freely and publicly accessible to anyone worldwide. Depending the particular terms of use of a given open access journal, the journal may also allow people to copy, mod

Recommended Practices for Packaging and Distributing OER

The aim of these guidelines is to encourage the creation of OER that is easily discoverable, accessible, and adaptable.

Guidelines for developing OER at UWC Faculty of Dentistry

These guidelines have arisen from the University of Western Cape (UWC) Faculty of Dentistry’s experiences of participating in the African Health OER pilot project. It covers copyright policy, attribution and acknowledgement procedures, and the peer review

Guide to gaining ethical consent from patients for content released as OER

OER Africa has developed a guide for OER creators to obtain consent from patients who participate in an OER project. The guide covers general ethical principles to consider as well the importance of obtaining consent in line with the cultural context with