Department of Biotechnology [DBT], Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India


DeLCON: DBT-Electronic Library Consortium

DeLCON National Workshop on "Strengthening Open Access (OA) Initiatives in India"
on 23rd June 2017, (Friday) at NBRC, Manesar

The DBT's Electronic Library Consortium (DeLCON), & National Brain Research Centre, Manesar in collaboration with local DBT Institutions is organizing a one-day National Workshop on "Strengthening Open Access (OA) Initiatives in India on 23rd June 2017, (Friday)."

The workshop will be provided a vital platform and unique opportunities to networks, sharing experiences and discuss current practices from among the region enabling working professionals in the area of 'Open access & Institutional Repository'

The one-day workshop will focus on the need to create an enabling environment for OA in India, to promote and upscale existing OA initiatives, and to encourage the development of new OA programmes. This can be done by 'closing the circle' or linking multiple stakeholder groups, namely academicians,faculties, scientists, researchers, librarians, archivists, technologists, and policymakers, taking into account their concerns and views and providing a platform for them to advocate for a common cause. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to academicians, librarians & stakeholders communities to pool their insights, identify and discuss key OA-related issues in the country, and create a roadmap for strengthening OA in India.

The specific objectives of the national workshop are to :
  • Build awareness among the stakeholder groups and library & academic communities about the importance of OA to scientific research
  • Enable the exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices of various organizations in the OA space
  • Contribute towards the creation of a promotional group that will promote OA at National levels of Organizations
  • Evaluate current trends and pitfalls towards the OA landscape in India
  • Progress policy recommendations for the creation of a national mandate to promote OA
  • Encourage collaborations, co-ordinations and partnerships among interested groups
The Venue: Auditorium of NBRC, National Brain Research Centre, NH-08, Nainwal Mode, Manesar, Gurgaon

Workshop Date : 23rd June 2017 (Friday)

Procedure for Registration : The workshop is open to Working Professionals such as Academicians, Faculties, Scientists Library Professionals, Information Scientists. There is no registration fee. Registration is limited to only 50 participants on "first-cum-first serve basis". Registration can be sent by post to given address or by email attachment at in the given prescribed format which is available at DeLCON Website at

For participation, registration is mandatory on confirmation of the participants. An email confirmation will be sent to Registered participants.Only registered participants will be allowed to take part in the Workshop. All the Registered participants will be provided a participation certificate, Workshop Kit, Lunch and tea.

No TA/DA will be paid to the Participants for attending this workshop.

No accommodation will be arranged for participants by the organizers. However, we will help in arranging Guest House / Hotel accommodation in nearby places. The last date for registration to the Workshop is June 10th 2017.

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