The Open Access (OA) workshop was held in Nairobi, Kenya on September 28th – 29th, 2018. The workshop was organized and implemented through the leadership of the Research Informatics Unit (RIU), Knowledge Resources Center (KRC) and the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA). The workshop’s main target group were key research staff across all CIP-SSA programs. The primary goal of the workshop was to assist participants understand the key practices and procedures for OA and Research Data Management. The intended outcome was to have curated datasets from the last five years ready to be published in Dataverse. The two-day workshop was practical oriented meeting with the morning sessions giving theoretical framework while afternoon sessions exclusively dedicated to assisting the participants work on their data to make the OA compliant.