Unleashing southern research leadership

Digital scholarship landscape in common Global South

About the event

Invitation Eventbrite (Development Studies Association)

Theme Unleashing southern research leadership: how can we use technology better to ensure southern research contributes to solving local problems: An invitation to learn and co-create ideas for piloting




  1. network/access (plays for both ends: researcher as producers and researcher as users),
  2. language (English-centric),
  3. skill in research and how to use available technology (related to no 1 and 2),
  4. policy that drives perception of quality (Western-centric),
  5. incentives (build upon no 4).

Available tech:

  1. free communication platforms (Whatsapp, Telegram, Slack, Google Mail/Miling list, etc),
  2. open source publishing platform (OJS from PKP), Eprints from Soton,
  3. university resource sharing

About the author

My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia (osf.io/preprints/inarxiv) and serving as ORCID and OSF (osf.io) ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog: dasaptaerwin.net, derwinirawan.wordpress.com. (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1526-0863)