HINARI Impact survey 2014

Hinari survey coverLaunched in January 2002, HINARI is the oldest programme of the Research4Life partnership.  This programme focuses on bringing peer-reviewed access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. Today, after 12 years, 170 publisher partners and up to 400 publishers are offering more than 51,000 information resources through the programme, helping both academic researchers and practising physicians access the latest information in their fields.

Given the success of the programme, Research4Life approached Information Power with a brief to develop a survey in order to get an insight about HINARI’s impact, via the medium of an extensive online questionnaire of known and potential users of the service.

The survey was distributed by a number of HINARI publisher partners to their authors, personal subscribers to journals or table of contents alerts, and others. Individuals were qualified to receive the invitation to participate in the survey if they were resident in any of the 116 HINARI-eligible countries, areas, and territories in the developing world and were registered as having an interest in biomedical research or clinical practice.

The survey attracted a total of 1034 responses from researchers, lecturers, doctors, nurses and government officials from more than 50 countries, helping Research4Life understand how HINARI is being used. All the questions and results are condensed in a pdf file that you can download here.

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