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Research4Life Partners Newsletter July 2016

7th July 2016

Table of Contents Note from the Editor Hinari 15th anniversary and new look Research4Life Annual General Partners Meeting, July 20, New York Our Vision for 2020 and Beyond INASP/Research4Life Advocacy Campaign Update on number of…


Research4life/INASP Advocacy competition on Elsevier Connect

4th July 2016

To highlight the critical role that doctors, researchers, librarians and policymakers play in advocating their leaders to support research in their institutions and countries, Research4Life joined with INASP to launch an advocacy competition. The aim…

Forum on Open Data, Open Science and Open Access to Agricultural Information, Accra, Ghana

28th June 2016

The final of three Open Data and Open Science Forums in Africa is set to take place July 11 2016, followed by the last in a series of training workshops, July 12-13 Organized by FAO in conjunction with…

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INASP and Research4Life Launch Research Advocacy Competition

28th June 2016

Global case study competition spotlights how users in the developing world have successfully advocated for a sustainable research culture. London, United Kingdom June 28, 2016 – INASP and Research4Life have announced today a competition to recognize…


A total of 69,000 online resources now available in Research4Life

26th May 2016

The total online resources available in Research4Life is going up We are pleased to announce a new update in the number of online resources available through the Research4Life programes. In the last 18 months, the total…

Total resources on AGORA swells to 28,000

24th May 2016

Huge new input onto the platform gives researchers access to 15,000 new books New resources are being added to Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) all the time but this latest addition represents…

Tanzania workshop on Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), May 24-25 2016

23rd May 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) in conjunction with several partners is organizing a series of training workshops across Asia and Africa focused on access to research in…

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Namibia hosts Forum on Open Data and Open Science in Agriculture in Africa in the context of Sustainable Development Goals, 18 April 2016

12th April 2016

The second of four forums organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and partners, the forum is targeted at experts from senior government, academia and NGOs. Strengthening access to agricultural science…

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Myanmar Universities Hosting Training Workshop on Access To Global Online Research in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 25-29 April 2016

12th April 2016

FAO of the United Nations in conjunction with WorldFish and Research4Life is organizing two workshops at the University of Yangon and Yezin University in Myanmar this month. The workshops are aimed at raising awareness of…


Grants now open to train LIS professionals and users in developing countries on how to use Research4Life

11th April 2016

During the past decade, I have had the privilege of conducting 60-plus workshops in 35 countries to teach individuals in developing countries how to access Research4Life resources. As the key advocate behind Librarians without Borders® (LWB),…


Communication channel: AGORA now has an active discussion forum on DGroups!

31st March 2016

The new group on the e-mail based dialogue platform is a place to stay informed about AGORA and to network  At its heart DGroups is a dialogue platform that connects a partnership of groups working…


MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant

10th March 2016

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has announced the HINARI/Research4Life (R4L) Grant for 2016. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, up to five awards, will support HINARI/R4L training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific…

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Research4Life Partners Newsletter November 2015

3rd December 2015

Table of Contents Note from the Editor Research4Life Annual General Partners Meeting, July 21, Geneva Research4Life in the News Training Workshops Highlights Kimberly Parker Wins MLA Lifetime Recognition Award Mendeley Blog Publisher of the Month:…

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WHO’s HINARI program partners with Wolters Kluwer to provide UpToDate to Ebola-affected African countries

8th September 2015

Waltham, Massachusetts September 9th, 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO)-hosted HINARI program announced a partnership with Wolters Kluwer to provide free access to UpToDate®, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, to the three countries…

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JoMI Joins Research4Life to Bring High-Quality Surgical Teaching Videos to over 100 Countries

2nd July 2015

Boston, Massachusetts July 2nd, 2015 – The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI, announced a partnership with Research4Life that will make the journal’s video articles accessible in over 100 developing countries. Research4Life will provide access…

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Research4Life’s HINARI Wins MLA’s 2015 Louise M. Darling Medal for Outstanding Health Science Collection

18th May 2015

HINARI Program Manager, Kimberly Parker receives the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award   Austin, Texas May 18th 2015 – The Medical Library Association and Research4Life partnership announced today that the HINARI program has received…

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Research4Life Partners Newsletter March 2015

1st March 2015

Table of Contents Note from the Editor New “Unsung Heroes” video launched with Nasra Gathoni HINARI wins MLA’s 2015 Louise Darling Medal New AGORA Website 5 Years on: How Are We Doing? Spotlight on IFIS,…

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Research4Life – “Unsung Heroes”: Nasra Gathoni video-story

11th February 2015

A new video by Research4Life – in collaboration with Springer, Elsevier, Oxford University Publishing, SAGE and Taylor & Francis – shows the story of Nasra Gathoni, librarian at the Aga Khan Hospital University Library in…

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HINARI Impact survey 2014

19th November 2014

Launched 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…

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 ( 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…

United Nations – Food and Agriculture Organization Radio: 10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program

21st September 2013

  10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program  African librarians win the Research4Life competition 18 September 2013, Rome—    This week marks the 10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program – a program coordinated by…