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Interview with Gracian Chimwaza, Executive Director ITOCA, South Africa and Research4Life Training Coordinator

8th January 2013

Gracian Chimwaza, is the founding director for ITOCA-Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa www.itoca.org. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Thames Valley University, UK (2001), an electrical engineering diploma and a…

AllAfrica.com -Rwanda: Scholars Train in Scientific Research

7th January 2013

By Jean d’Amour Mbonyinshuti, 5 December 2012 in AllAfrica.com Over thirty research trainers from higher institutions of learning and research institutions are undergoing a three day training on effective methodologies to access research material. The…

Research4Life Newsletter November 2012

1st January 2013

Table of Contents Note from the Editor Note from the New Chair of Executive Council Core offer revised eligibility criteria Partners commit to 2020 Transitional Path Offer – A new opt-in for publisher partners More…

Lenny Rhine – A leading example in Training the Trainers

28th November 2012

Since June 2006, Lenny has been holding training workshops all over the world for the Research4Life programmes with financial support from various organizations, including WHO, ITOCA and in collaboration with the Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library…

RESEARCH4LIFE PUBLISHER PARTNERS COMMIT TO FREE AND LOW COST ACCESS THROUGH 2020

14th November 2012

18,000 resources available to the developing world via the HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI programmes For Release: 14th  November 2012 For Information, contact: Charlotte Masiello-Riome, Research4Life Communications Coordinator, communications@research4life.org London, United Kingdom – London, November…

Physiotherapist Mulugeta Bayisa’s experience with Research4Life’s HINARI programme has helped him find better ways to treat his patients and teach his students

11th July 2012

Physiotherapist Mulugeta Bayisa’s experience with Research4Life’s HINARI programme has helped him find better ways to treat his patients and teach his students. More than that, though, it has changed the way he thinks. Watch this video…

Expanding developing-world access – feature in Research Information

9th July 2012

Research4Life, the programme to provide developing-world access to scholarly resources, recently celebrated its tenth birthday. Case studies reveal some of its achievements Building a viable research culture in developing countries takes more than just access;…

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Research4Life Partner Newsletter June 2012

1st June 2012

Note from the Editor This May, we’ve hit an impressive milestone with 17,000 peer reviewed resources available through Research4Life. Since our January newsletter, we’ve reached out to librarians, authors, editors, policymakers, journalists and fundraisers to share…

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Technology Partner Microsoft commended for contribution to Research4Life at GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards

22nd May 2012

GBC HEALTH BUSINESS ACTION ON HEALTH AWARDS Commended Company 2012: Microsoft Award Category: Partnerships/Collective Action PROGRAM NAME: RESEARCH4LIFE – A LIBRARY-IN-A-BOX ABOUT THE COMMENDED PROGRAM Research4Life is a collaborative initiative involving public and private entities including the Food…

Research4Life greatly expands peer reviewed research available to developing world

16th May 2012

Over 7,000 Elsevier books now accessible through HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI For Release: 16 May 2012 For Information, contact: Charlotte Masiello-Riome, Research4Life Communications Coordinator, communications@research4life.org London, United Kingdom – London, May 16, 2012 –…

Stories From the Field: How Access to Scientific Literature is Improving the Livelihoods of Communities Around the World

25th January 2012

Click here to download the Research4Life Making a Difference Booklet (Low Resolution) To celebrate Research4Life’s 10th anniversary in 2011, we launched a user experience competition. We asked users to share with us how HINARI, AGORA…

Research4Life Partner Newsletter December 2011

1st December 2011

Editor’s Welcome At the 10th Anniversary Research4Life partners’ meeting held in July at the British Medical Association, we added our 4th official programme, ARDI. More than ever, we have a great deal of news to…

WIPO’s ARDI Programme Joins Research4Life

13th October 2011

For Release: 13 October 2011 For Information, contact: Andrew Czajkowski, Innovation and Technology Support Section World Intellectual Property Organization (contact: ardi@wipo.int) Geneva, Switzerland – The Research4Life partnership, which enables free or low cost online access…

Joint Winners from Nepal and Ethiopia Announced in Research4Life Global Case Study Competition

19th July 2011

For Release: 19 July 2011 For Information, contact: +44 (0)20 81332367 London, United Kingdom – The Research4Life partners today announced two winners in the “Access to Scientific Research Literature” global case study competition on how…

Serials Solutions Provides the Summon™ Service to Support Research4Life

19th July 2011

Complimentary Discovery Service and Volunteer Librarians Will Help Build Research Capacity in World’s Poorest Countries Seattle – July 19, 2011 – Serials Solutions®, a business unit of ProQuest® LLC, will support the three United Nations-sponsored Research4Life…

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Tailoring Workshops to the Participants’ Needs (HINARI, July 2011)

6th July 2011

In the past three years, approximately 20 new training modules have been developed. These include E-book Resources for HINARI Users, Evidence-based Practice Resources for HINARI Users, EndnoteWeb, CINAHL, Information Literacy, Authorship Skills, etc. Many of…

Research4Life in Ethiopia – User Shares His Experiences

1st July 2011

Physiotherapist Mulugeta Bayisa’s experience with Research4Life’s HINARI programme has helped him find better ways to treat his patients and teach his students. More than that, though, it has changed the way he thinks. July 2011

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Building a Global Research Culture – Supported by the Elsevier Foundation, Librarians Without Borders® (LWB) teams up with ITOCA to train librarians, doctors and teachers at the University of Swaziland in Research4Life Programmes

21st June 2011

Supported by the Elsevier Foundation, Librarians Without Borders® (LWB) teams up with ITOCA to train librarians, doctors and teachers at the University of Swaziland. Since launch, the LWB program has equipped hundreds of information professionals…

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Young innovators seek solutions to close the ‘knowledge gap’

6th February 2011

Reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world is one of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals which nations seek to attain by 2015. Research4Life, a public-private partnership between UN entities,…

Over 700 Elsevier Science & Technology Books Now Available in Research4Life

30th January 2011

Elsevier is contributing an additional 950 electronic books to Research4Life, a public-private partnership working to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by providing developing world access to critical scientific research. Building on the 800 existing Elsevier…

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Wiley-Blackwell Announces 102 Additional Products Available through Research4Life

6th January 2011

Hoboken, NJ, January 6, 2011—Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa and JWb), announced today that an additional 88 journals and 24 non-journal resources will be…

Research4Life software development challenge presented to thousands of students in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

22nd November 2010

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 22, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world’s toughest problems. In the spirit of “crowdsourcing,”…

How Providing Access to Research Helps Address the UN Millennium Development Goals – Microsoft’s Frank McCosker

28th September 2010

Posted by Frank McCosker Managing Director, Global Strategic Accounts At Microsoft, we are driven by the idea that technology helps enable people to realize their full potential. Our involvement with Research4Life is a great example of how access…

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Research4Life’s AGORA Programme Helps Researchers in Burkina Faso Address Agricultural Challenges (PDF)

10th September 2010

Research4Life’s AGORA Programme Helps Researchers in Burkina Faso Address Agricultural Challenges New video illustrates how local research institute uses scientific information to change the way people grow their crops. As one of the poorest countries in…

STM Appoints Richard Gedye Director of Outreach Programmes

1st September 2010

Oxford, 1 September 2010 From 1 January 2011, STM is pleased to announce that Richard Gedye, currently Research Director at Oxford University Press, will assume responsibility for STM’s Outreach Programmes upon his retirement from OUP….

Researchers and Farmers in Burkina Faso Benefit from Research4Life’s AGORA Programme

1st September 2010

As one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso regularly suffers from drought, poor soil, lack of adequate communications and other infrastructure, a low literacy rate, and a stagnant economy. With 80% of…

ILIG International Award Honours Vimbai Hungwe

30th August 2010

This annual prize is awarded to a person, group or committee, which has made a real difference to a community through their work in library and information services in countries outside the United Kingdom of Great…

Low-Income Countries Get Free Access to Medical Text(regarding Oxford Textbook of Medicine Joining HINARI)- From Wellcome Trust Blog (May 2010)

17th May 2010

A new Wellcome Trust sponsorship is helping doctors and healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries gain free access to one of the world’s leading medical texts. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has provided practical…

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A medicine classic goes online and far afield: OUP’s Oxford Textbook of Medicine launched online for the first time (From Oxford University Press, May 2010)

6th May 2010

Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched, for the first time online, the prestigious Oxford Textbook of Medicine. Generations of consultants, trainees, and medical students have relied on this “classic” for practical guidance on clinical management…

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IFIS – FSTA Abstracts join AGORA

2nd February 2010

The International Food Information Service (IFIS) Publishing has made available to AGORA subscribers in selected countries the FSTA/Direct- the Food Science and Technology Abstracts database. Established for over 40 years, the IFIS Publishing database, FSTA/Direct,…