Our Community

We are driven by our community: only together can we change the way we discover research. Do you also want to make a difference? Then consider becoming an enthusiast! Or run your own workshop with our training materials.

Our Enthusiasts

are Open Knowledge Maps power users and ambassadors from all over the world. They do not only run workshops and a variety of other activities - they also help us shaping Open Knowledge Maps.

OKMaps Enthusiast Putu Sukma Kurniawan
  • Putu Sukma Kurniawan
  • Lecturer
  • Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • Indonesia
OKMaps Enthusiast Astrid van Wesenbeeck
  • Astrid van Wesenbeeck
  • Open Science Officer
  • KB Nationale Bibliotheek
  • Netherlands
OKMaps Enthusiast Héctor Tuy
  • Héctor Tuy
  • Academic researcher
  • Universidad Rafael Landívar
  • Guatemala
OKMaps Enthusiast Eva Seidlmayer
  • Eva Seidlmayer
  • Research Assistant
  • ZB MED Information Centre
    for Life Sciences
  • Germany
OKMaps Enthusiast Nancy Kwangwa
  • Nancy Kwangwa
  • Law & Intellectual Property Librarian
  • University of Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
OKMaps Enthusiast Daniel Deogratus
  • Daniel Deogratus
  • Systems Librarian
  • The Nelson Mandela
    African Institution
  • of Science and Technology
  • Tanzania
OKMaps Enthusiast Paloma Marín Arraiza
  • Paloma Marín Arraiza
  • PhD in Information Science
  • Brazil
OKMaps Enthusiast Hamdan Hidayat
  • Hamdan Hidayat
  • Teacher at English Department
  • Universitas Islam Nusantara
  • Indonesia
OKMaps Enthusiast Serdar Balci
  • Serdar Balci
  • Medical Doctor, Pathologist
  • Independent researcher
  • Turkey
OKMaps Enthusiast Dasapta Erwin Irawan
  • Dasapta Erwin Irawan
  • Lecturer & Researcher
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • Indonesia
OKMaps Enthusiast Georgia Bayliss-Brown
  • Georgia Bayliss-Brown
  • Senior Knowledge Transfer Officer
  • AquaTT
  • Ireland
OKMaps Enthusiast Justin Sègbédji Ahinon
  • Justin Sègbédji Ahinon
  • Co-founder
  • AfricArxiv
  • Bénin
OKMaps Enthusiast Jeannette Ekstrøm
  • Jeannette Ekstrøm
  • Senior Information Officer
  • DTU Library
  • Denmark
OKMaps Enthusiast Marcin Stępień
  • Marcin Stępień
  • Software Engineer
  • Poland
OKMaps Enthusiast Amie Fairs
  • Amie Fairs
  • PhD candidate
  • Max Planck Institute
    for Psycholinguistics
  • Netherlands
OKMaps Enthusiast Benedikt Fecher
  • Benedikt Fecher
  • Program Director
  • Humboldt-Institut
    for Internet and Society
  • Germany
OKMaps EnthusiastGirija Goyal
  • Girija Goyal
  • Co-founder
  • ReFigure.org
  • USA
OKMaps Enthusiast Ricardo Hartley Belmar
  • Ricardo Hartley Belmar
  • Academic
  • Universidad Central de Chile
  • Chile
OKMaps Enthusiast Jeremiah Pietersen
  • Jeremiah Pietersen
  • Digital Scholarship Specialist
  • University of Cape Town Libraries
  • South Africa
OKMaps Enthusiast Mari Plaza
  • Mari Plaza
  • Data Scientist
  • Austria

What our enthusiasts say

Sign-up for our Enthusiasts Program

We want to create a respectful, sustainable and inclusive space for everyone involved in exploration and discovery of scientific knowledge. To achieve this goal, we depend on people from all over the world, who are passionate about better and more open solutions for discovery. People like you!

As an enthusiast, you'll play a critical role in shaping Open Knowledge Maps. You'll be:

You'll receive support from the Open Knowledge Maps team throughout your time in the program. Being an enthusiast means that you will be named on our website and that you will get Open Knowledge Maps swag delivered to your doorstep. And most importantly, you will connect with awesome people from different disciplines and backgrounds from all around the world.

We are currently running the 4th iteration of the Enthusiasts program until December 2021.

Would you like to join our program next year in 2022? Please click below or message our community manager Michela until December 18: mvignoli@openknowledgemaps.org
She will get back to you with more details.

Training materials

Would you like to introduce OKMaps to your community? Now you can! Here are all the necessary materials to run a workshop, including a fun and fast paced game to get to know our tool.

Open Knowledge Maps presentation and English or Spanish

English Español Português

Introduction to OKMaps

You can use this presentation to introduce your community to Open Knowledge Maps. Slides are available in English, Español and Português.

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Open Knowledge Maps Scavenger Hunt Workshop Materials


OKMaps Scavenger Hunt

Play a fun fast paced game with your colleagues to get to know Open Knowledge Maps. Slides are available in English.

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Academic SEO Workshop Materials

English Português

Academic SEO Workshop

This workshop includes practical tips on how to improve the visibility of your research online and an introduction to Open Knowledge Maps. Slides are available in English and Português.

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Open Knowledge Maps Poster



Print it, hang it, love it - and use it to inform your community about Open Knowledge Maps. Posters are available in English.

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