Bezuidenhout, Louise, Ann H. Kelly, Sabina Leonelli, and Brian Rappert. 2017. “‘$100 Is Not Much To You’: Open Science and Neglected Accessibilities for Scientific Research in Africa.” Critical Public Health 27 (1): 39–49.

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Critical Commentary

AO: This 2017 article by Bezuidenhout et al. looks at “data engagement activities” by those working in (bio)chemistry laboratories in Kenya and South Africa to examine the extent to which the ideals of the growing Open Science (OS) movement can be realized in a sub-Saharan context. They highlight that access does not necessarily entail usage and note several material constraints on use including financial costs of access.