NEWS

Revised version of the HINARI Training Portal

15th October 2014

A revised version of the HINARI Training Portal was recently launched. The reorganization had two goals: to update and streamline the basic and advanced Hinari training modules and move the cross-programme Research4Life materials to a…

Scientific Research in Africa is Gathering Momentum

8th August 2014

AFRICA has a poor reputation for scientific innovation. But when South Africa jointly won a bid in 2012 to host the world’s largest science project, for a radio telescope called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA),…

Public Access: Getting More Research to More People

6th August 2014

While open access (OA) is by far the most well-known form of public access, it is not the only one. Having spent two days last week at Research4Life meetings in Washington, DC and with today’s announcement that…

New Research4Life Training Portal

31st July 2014

We are pleased to announce the launching of the Research4Life Training portal (www.research4life.org/training). The goal of this resource is to centrally locate the inter-discipline training material and other training related information from all four Research4Life programmes…

Empowering Agricultural Researchers through the Internet

12th June 2014

Scientific research is a vital component of development, but often academics from developing countries have to struggle in order to have access to up-to-date scientific literature, such as international journals, books and databases. Read more on…

Research4Life Newsletter May 2014

13th May 2014

Table of Contents Note from the Editor “Unsung Heroes: Stories from the Library” “Research4Life Partner Meeting July 31st 2014 Washington DC” New AGORA Programme Manager 10th Anniversary of AGORA Mendeley joins Research4Life Global Online Access…

Research4Life’s HINARI featured at World Health Organization

27th January 2014

WHO recently featured HINARI, with special interviews with Research4Life user and Director-General of Sudan’s Central Medical Supplies Public Corporation, Gamal Khalafalla Mohamed Ali, who heads the national agency responsible for getting medical supplies to all…

Africa doubles research output over past decade, moves towards a knowledge-based economy – Research Trends

4th December 2013

Ylann Schemm looks at the factors contributing to a promising trend of African research output. The author cites many :  increased funding, significant policy changes within countries, improved research infrastructure, both human and physical and…

Watch the FAO webcast on the 10th Anniversary of AGORA from Rome, Italy – FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva

13th November 2013

AGORA, a programme that brings key scientific literature on food, agriculture and related fields to students, researchers and scientists, has become a crucial tool for some of the world’s poorest countries. Access to information is…

Research4Life: A User Experience Review

3rd November 2013

In January 2010, R4L contracted Edmond Gaible of The Natoma Group to conduct a User Experience Review, which was to assess key factors that affect the influence of Research4Life on developing-country participation in the activities…