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A look at AGORA usage in the world

8th August 2016

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Africa leads in terms of usage, but AGORA has considerable presence in Asia and Latin America.


With by far the highest number of registered institutions in the world Africa uses AGORA the most, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, which accounts for the vast majority of log-ins, and Western and Eastern Africa, with over a third.

However, AGORA registrations are growing worldwide.

Asia is the second biggest user after Africa, with high pockets of AGORA use across all regions of the continent, especially Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Cambodia, Nepal, and the West Bank and Gaza.

Following closely, Latin America is the third biggest user of AGORA, particularly Honduras, Bolivia and Caribbean countries. Reflecting this trend, Spanish and Portuguese are two of the best represented languages in AGORA publications, after English and French.  

Elsewhere, in Eastern and Southern Europe the Ukraine accounts for over three quarters of all AGORA log-ins, while the significant user-ship in Oceania mainly comes from Fiji and Papa New Guinea.

A quick look at the map above, however, shows that some countries are eligible for AGORA but haven’t yet registered.

Please help to spread the word by letting colleagues in institutions in different countries know about AGORA, and its parent initiative, Research4Life.

Thanks!

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Research4Life Training workshops: An overview of the past year

3rd August 2016

A total of 98 Research4Life training workshops were organized in the past year around the globe.

Every year, the Capacity Development Team of Research4Life -along with Universities, United Nations agencies and partner organizations- organizes different training workshops around the globe.  The trainings are 2-5 full day sessions hosted by different universities and institutions. Participants learn how to use the program’s platforms, develop research skills and get the most out of the resources provided.

During the last Research4Life General Partners Meeting, an overview of the trainings conducted during the past year was presented, highlighting the efforts that the program managers of Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI make every year to bring training resources to eligible countries and users.

If you are a Research4Life registered institution, we can help you organize your own Training Workshop. Visit the Training Portal to find free downloadable tutorials and presentations, print some marketing material from our Media Center or send us an email to info@research4life.org for more information on our training workshops.

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Find the detailed list of the training workshops per country below (Hinari, AGORA, AGORA-TEEAL, ARDI):

Bangladesh:

  • National HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 17-19 April. WHO.
  • Training for WHO Staff: PubMed, Authorship, Zotero. 20th April. WHO.
  • Workshop on Health Systems Research and Evidence-based Health Policy Making. 24-26 May, ICDDRB.
  • Workshop on Research Methodology. 27 May. Public Health Foundation Bangladesh.

Bolivia:

  • Workshop AGRIS AGORA. 3 Ene 2016. FAO

Botswana:

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in Botswana. March 2016. WIPO.

Burkina Faso:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops Ouagadogu: CID-CAMES (2), Direction Générale des Productions Végétales (DGPV) Ouagadougou , Université Libre du Burkina (ULB), AFIDRA.

Canada:

  • HINARI & Internet-based Information Resources for Health Professionals in Low & Emerging Countries. May 14th. MLA/LWB.

Congo:

  • HINARI Workshop. 15-16 Sep 2015. AFRO

Ecuador:

  • Taller HINARI “FACILITANDO FACILITADORES”. 27-29 Oct 2015. HINARI-WHO.

Ethiopia:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops Ouagadogu: St Marys University, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI), Arba Minch University, Aksum University, Amhara Agricultural Research Institute, Debre Berhan University, Debre Markos University, Gondar University, Jimma University, Wollo University, Jimma ARC.

Fiji:

  • Regional HINARI Training the Trainer Workshop. 16-20 Nov 2015. HINARI/WPRO.

Ghana:

  • Forum on Open Data and Open Science in Ghana + Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 11-14 Jul 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, GAIMS, CSIR-INSTI, University of Ghana.
  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Animal Research Institute, Ho Polytechnic, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), Crop Research Institute, University of Development Studies, CSIR-INSTI, Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI)

Honduras:

  • Taller PROGRAMAS RESEARCH4LIFE:HINARI. 31 Mar – 1 April. 2016. WHO

Malawi:

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in Botswana. March 2016. WIPO.

Mozambique:

  • Hinari Workshop . 8-9 Sep 2015. WHO.

Myanmar:

  • HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 22-23 Sep 2015. HINARI/SEARO
  • Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 25-26 Apr 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, GODAN, ITOCA, WorldFish, Research4Life, University of Yangon. – Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 28-29 Apr 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, GODAN, ITOCA, WorldFish, Research4Life, University of Yenzin.

Namibia:

  • Forum on Open Data and Open Science in Namibia + Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 18-20 Apr 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, University of Namibia.

Nepal:

  • Training Workshop on HINARI Programme. 31 Mar 2016. Resource Centre for Primary Health Care & Nepal Library Association.
  • Short Class about HINARI, PubMed, Summon, IRIS/WHO. 16-18 May 2016. Norvic Institute of Nursing Campus.
  • HinariTraining Course For Health Information Professionals And Researchers. 31May-1st June. College of Medical & Allied Science.

Nigeria:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU), Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), National Institute for OilPalm Research (NIFOR), Federal College of Agriculture Gombe
    National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Babcock University, Kogi State University (KSU), Kwara Satte University (KWASU), Nigerian Institute For Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), University of Nigeria Nsuka, Landmark University, Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo (WUSTO) Library, Federal, University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ahmadu Bello University, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), DELSU.

Papua New Guinea:

  • HINARI/Health on the Internet Resources Workshop. 13-17 June 2016. LWB/MLA/ELS.

Rwanda:

  • Evidence based Medicine Literature search. 2 Oct 2015; 2, 12, 26 Ene 2016; 5, 26-28 Feb 2016. University of Rwanda.
  • Workshop HINARI: Research for Health. 10-11 Mar 2016. WHO.
  • Workshop HINARI: Research for Health. 29 Feb-1 Mar 2016. WHO.

Sudan:

  • HINARI Workshop. 26 Aug 2016. University of Blue Nile, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Tanzania:

  • Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 23-25 May 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, COSTECH.
  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Maruku Agriculture Research Institute, University of Dar Es Salaam, Institute of Rural and Development Planning (IRDP), Mweka College of African Wildlife Management, Naliende  Agriculture Research Institute, Kizimbani Agricultural Training Institute, State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), ARI Makutopora.

Uganda:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Bugema University, Mountains of the Moon University, Africa Rural University, Makerere University, Ndejje University, Bishop Stuart University, National Fisheries Resources research Institute (NaFIRRI).

USA:

  • Regional HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 19 Feb 2016. Consortium of Global Universities in Health.
  • Regional HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 4 Mar 2016. LWB.
  • HINARI & Internet-based Information Resources for Health Professionals in Low & Emerging Countries. 2,3 Jun. LWB/MLA/ELS

Viet Nam:

  • HINARI Workshop. 28, 29 Sep 2015. Hanoi School of Public Health 
  • Training Classes. 17, 20, 21 Nov 2015; 5 Dec 2015; 5 Ene, 24 Feb, 23 May. Hanoi School of Public Health.
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AGORA: What’s in a name?

20th July 2016

AGORA_subjectsAGORA is about agriculture, but only in the broadest sense


“Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture” might appear to have a strongly agricultural slant, but AGORA’s topical reach extends far beyond that. Did you know, for example, that there are 7,701 resources related to “food safety in the hospitality industry?”  Or, 1,429 journals in AGORA on economics and social science?

In fact AGORA covers the full spectrum of the biological, environmental and social sciences. Its peer-reviewed publications cut through 22 subjects that run from agriculture through to soil science, with anything from nutrition to economics and forestry in between (see photo, above.)

A good way of seeing how many different topics are available on AGORA is to browse by subject.  If you are new to AGORA, do this by clicking on your desired subject from the dropdown menu to see how many journals are available on that theme. Then run a search through Summon to bring up a much larger set of results that includes journal articles, papers and many more content types containing your search terms. 

For example, if “nutrition” is your area of interest, you’ll be presented with over 1 million results through a Summon search. Within “nutrition” AGORA suggests scores of related “subject terms” and you can then use these to further narrow down your search. “Food safety,” for example, yields close to 470,00 results. From “food safety,” you get to “food safety in the hospitality industry”, which returns a further 7,701 results.  

To this end, by ticking or excluding the “subject terms” that interest you,  a topic as seemingly ‘niche’ as “Industrial chemistry and manufactured technologies” (in relation to food safety in hospitality) returns 488 results.

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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 count of material has risen up to 69,000, an increase of 42% from the latest count of 48,000.

The new number of resources includes new titles added to books, journals and other information material in the collections of the four Research4Life programmes –Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI-.

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Each of the Research4Life programs have updated number of resources with major additions in the AGORA collection. 15,000 new e-books related to chemistry, economics, geography and geology were added to AGORA now bringing the total number of books to up to 22,000.

You can access this range of resources by logging into your specific program using your institution’s credentials. If you are not registered yet find out if your institution is eligible and register now.

Hinari online resources
AGORA online resources
OARE online resources
ARDI online resources
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Research4Life Training: An Overview of the Past Year

29th July 2015

To make the best use of the Research4Life resources, training is one of the key and most important activities that our partners and programmes are committed to offer to our users. During the year thousands of librarians and researchers make use of our training material around the globe.

Research4Life offers long-term support on the use of the HINARI, AGORAOARE and ARDI online platforms, Reference Management Tools and also training on how to write, read and publish research papers. Training workshops and courses are offered online via our Training Portal, Programme Portals and ITOCA Moodle Platform, but users can also attend National Training Workshops in different countries. Most of the Training workshops are hosted and funded by partner organizations and universities, and others are directly funded by Research4Life.

The following map presents an overview of the National Training Workshops conducted during the past year. This map is a comprehensive overview of the workshops notified to the Training Team, if you or your organization hosted a Research4Life workshop during the past year, and it is not on the map, please let us now by sending an email to: researchforlife@who.int

Are you joining a Research4Life workshop in the future? would you like to follow an online workshop? stay tuned for upcoming training!

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About the author

Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez @rodrigueznats is the Communications Coordinator for Research4Life. She works with different organisations finding innovative ways to communicate science and development.

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Free AGORA online course

30th April 2015

If you are a researcher, librarian or a professional working in Agriculture, the new AGORA online course is for you. Delivered online through the ITOCA Moodle platform, the course takes around 6-8 hours to complete, is self-paced and contains a short set of exercises to complete. You will learn key skills that are necessary for the efficient and effective use of the resources in the Programme. Participants will receive a certificate after finishing the course.

The AGORA programme is a collection of more than 5700 key journals and 4100 books in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. 2800 institutions in more than 100 countries have registered for free or at a low cost to the programme.

In order to join you must be from an AGORA registered institution.

Registration opens the 4th of May following this online form. You will need your name, email address, institution and AGORA userID.

 

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