Open science techniques for resilient & autonomous ecosystems of care

Overview: This workshop will reference the Edgeryders network's approaches in using open science towards autonomous care solutions. Specifically, it will explore the decentralized and collaborative flows of open science as seen on Edgeryders; from concrete DIY resources for peer-to-peer production, supply and distribution through to knowledge sharing infrastructures and on to a shared vision across a global community. The format of a workshop has been chosen based on Edgeryders' approach to collective intelligence and dialogue.


1. Which communities will this workshop be abput - i.e scientists,HCP's,rural in LMIC settings?

The offer will reference the Edgeryders network broadly, with two specific community use cases, one in an LMIC setting. Edgeryders is an online community of 4000+ hackers, activists, radical thinkers and doers, and just normal people that want to make a difference. Funded by the likes of the European Commission, the World Bank and the United Nations, it both serves the community and uses its collective intelligence to power its own activities.


2. Is this based upon work Edgeryders is already doing? 

Yes. Overarching insights shared come from the OPENCARE project, a Horizon2020 funded research and innovation action which prototyped a community-driven model of addressing social and health care, and explored its implications at scale. Entitled Open Participatory Engagement in Collective Awareness for REdesign of Care Services, it drew on three elements: advances in collective intelligence research, advances in digital fabrication and cheap-and-open hardware technology; and the rise of a global hacker community.


Specific case studies for this panel debate include two Edgeryders' network projects in development.

a) OpenInsulin: a global cooperative working on the first freely available, open protocol for insulin production

b) Mboalab: a Research Center on Open Science (Citizen sciences, Open, DIY, Hacking, Making…) based in Yaoundé Cameroon aimed at providing a better life to local populations through research


3. Aims of the workshop:

a) to share insights around methodologies and platforms that serve Edgeryders' network and

b) to engage the ISNTD community in an ongoing dialogue to further contribute to knowledge sharing around open science ecosystems and autonomous care solutions

photo Anique Vered logo Edgeryders

This workshop is hosted by Anique Yael Vered, Research Coordinator at Edgeryders.


Anique is a change agent specialising in strategic alliances and community partnerships through open research, the commons and experimental programming. Anique has fifteen years experience in collaborative communities of practice across North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the MENA region.


Actively engaged as Edgeryders’ Research Coordinator, working with a network of 4000+ activists, researchers, hackers, social innovators and journalists on autonomous open source projects in response to complex problems.


Currently focused on open and citizen science, young feminist leadership, policy advocacy, social innovation and next generation digital infrastructures. Renowned for programming high profile and high impact incubators, festivals and symposia, as well as place-based participatory development frameworks spanning heritage, social inclusion and smart cities.


Dynamic facilitator with a particular interest in emergent and responsive techniques to work through difference. Research and philosophical practice investigates the connections between people, places, processes and potential across decolonial, post-structuralist and speculative landscapes. Also leading organizational development for nomadic college The School of Making Thinking - open to new collaborations and clients.


Studies: Master of Studies (Australian National University), Fellowship – Sustainability Leadership


Mobile with a base in Brussels, Belgium.