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RESEARCH4LIFE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 2016/2017

2nd October 2017

An overview of the Research4Life Capacity Development workshops by country and funding organization.

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• Hinari   • AGORA  • ARDI  • Others


Hinari

Bangladesh

  • Hinari Training Workshop 2,3 and 4. WHO Bangladesh Country Office. August 2016.
  • Research4Life: Hinari. ICDDR,B. October 2016.
  • Research4Life: Live search on Hinari. ICDDR,B. December 2016.

Bhutan

  • Hinari Train the Trainers Workshop. SEARO; WHO Bhutan Country Office . September 2016.

Ghana

  • Hinari Train the Trainers workshop. Librarians Without Borders. March 2017.

Honduras

  • Hinari y sus recursos. Universidad Nacional de Honduras, Biblioteca Médica Nacional San Pedro de Sula. August  2016.
  • Taller Hinari. Universidad Nacional de Honduras, Biblioteca Médica Nacional Tegucigalpa. September 2016.
  • Hinari y sus recursos Universidad Nacional de Honduras, Biblioteca Médica Nacional Tegucigalpa. November 2016.

Jordan

  • Hinari Sub-Regional Train the Trainers Workshop. EMRO, WHO Country Office, LWB December 2016.

Laos

  • Country Based Research4Life Workshop (Hinari) WPRO, WHO Country Office Vientiane. December 2016.

Nepal

  • Hinari Training Course for health Education: Pubmed, Summon-Hinari Search, Scopus (Elsevier) other databases. Norvic Institute of Nursing Campus. June 2017.
  • Training for WHO Staff: PubMed, Authorship, Zotero. WHO Nepal Country Office September 2016.
  • Hinari update/training WHO Nepal Country Office. September 2016.
  • Introduction to Hinari and Research4Life Resources, CINAHL and Scopus. Norvic Institute of Nursing Campus. January 2017.
  • Introduction to Hinari and Research4Life Resources, CINAHL and Scopus . B and B Medical Institute (Nursing College). March 2017.
  • Hinari Training Course for Health Information. Chakrabarti Habi Education Academy (College of Allied Health Science). April 2017.

Nigeria

  • Research Methodology. University of Ibadan, College of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine. October 2016.
  • Advance Research Methodology Course. National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. October 2016.

Papua New Guinea

  • Hinari & Internet Resources. WHO Country Office/PNG, Librarians Without Borders. May 2017.

Rwanda

  • Training on HINARI: e-resources for health. WHO Rwanda Country Office Kigali. October 2016.

Sudan

  • HINARI Training Workshop “Training of Trainers”. WHO Country Office in Sudan. April 2017.

Tanzania

  • Introduction to Hinari and Research4Life Resources, PubMed and Scopus. Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. January 2017.

USA

  • Hinari Train the Trainers/Developed Country. LWB, UNC Chapel Hill & Duke University October 2016.
  • Hinari Train the Trainers/Developed Countries. LWB. November 2016.
  • Hinari & Internet-based Information Resources for Health Professionals in Low & Emerging Countries. TCU & LWB. May 2017.

AGORA

Ethiopia

  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop. Ethiopian institute of Agriculture Research (EIAR)/ITOCA. October 2016.

Ghana

  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES)/ ITOCA. July 2016.
  • “Forum on Open Data and Open Science in Ghana + Workshop on Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry”. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, GAIMS, CSIR-INSTI, University of Ghana. July 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Ministry of Food and Agriculture/ITOCA. August 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Wisconsin International University/ITOCA. September 2016.

Global

  • ASIRA webinar: Emerging Themes in Agricultural Research Publishing by Thomas Ingraham. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, F1000. February 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: New Roles for Changing Times: UNAM Subject Librarians in Context by Chenjerai Mabhiza FAO, AIMS, AGORA, UNAM. February 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: Providing Access to Agricultural Research and Technology Information and Exploiting Open Data on the Web. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. February 2017.
  • Delivery of first edition of e-learning course “Access to scientific information resources in agriculture in low-income countries” FAO, AIMS, AGORA. February 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: AuthorAID: Supporting Developing Country Researchers in Publishing Their Work. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, AuthorAID. March 2017.
  • Publishing Open Data in Agricultural Research by Sander Janssen . FAO, AIMS, AGORA April 2017.
  • Three AGORA Summon webinars EN ES FR. April 2017.
  • Delivery of second edition of e-learning course “Access to scientific information resources in agriculture in low-income countries”. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. April 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: How to Foster Openness from an Academic Library. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. May 2017.
  • Three AGORA searching webinars EN ES FR. May 2017.
  • Webinar: Developing Capacities to Access and Use AGORA: Experience and Lessons from Africa and Asia”. FAO, AGORA. June 2017.
  • Delivery of third edition of e-learning course “Access to scientific information resources in agriculture in low-income countries”. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. June 2017.
  • AGORA/R4lL webinar for ASIRA course. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. February 2017.

Guatemala

  • AGORA training workshops in Guatemala. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. June 2017.

Honduras

  • AGORA training workshops in Honduras. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, UNAH. June 2017.

Laos

  • Country Based Research4Life (HINARI & AGORA) Workshop. MOST, Hinari/WHO, AGORA/FAO. February 2016.

Nicaragua

  • AGORA workshop Nicaragua FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, RENIDA. February 2017.

Nigeria

  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM)/ITOCA July 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop National Horticulture Research Institute (NIHORT) /ITOCA October 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN)/ITOCA November 2016.

Tanzania

  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Agriculture Research Institute – Makutopora /ITOCA. July 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Agriculture Research Institute – Katrin/ITOCA. August 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Agriculture Research Institute – Ukiliguru (Mwanza)/ITOCA. September 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Tanzania National Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI)/ITOCA. October 2016.

Uganda

  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop. Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (KAZARDI)/ ITOCA. June 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Busoga University/ITOCA. August 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop National Agricultural Research Laboratories  (NARL)-NARO – Makerere/ ITOCA. October 2016.

Zimbabwe

  • AGORA workshop Zimbabwe . FAO, AIMS, AGORA, RAprilL, GODAN. November 2016.

ARDI

Armenia

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

Cameroon

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs).WIPO.  May 2017.

Central African Republic

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. June 2017.

Guinea

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. May 2017.

Jamaica

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. June 2017.

Mauritania

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

Mongolia

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

Pakistan

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. January 2017.

Senegal

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. February 2017.

Sri Lanka

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

Uganda

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. January 2017.

Uzbekistan

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. May 2017.

Others

Ethiopia

  • DAAD-E-Resources. October 2017.

Namibia

  • DAAD-E-Resources. December 2017.

Sudan

  • DAAD-E-Resources. January 2016.

Tanzania

  • DAAD-E-Resources. October 2017.

Tanzania

  • DAAD-E-Resources. October 2017.

Zimbabwe

  • DAAD-E-Resources. November 2017.
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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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Myanmar Universities Hosting Training Workshop on Access To Global Online Research in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 25-29 April 2016

12th April 2016

Yangon_University

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 key trends in scientific publishing in agriculture, fisheries and forestry, as well as providing access to information and research in these fields.


2015 marked a shift in scientific publishing. While the research community still has to compete for funding there is fresh emphasis on research data sets being “intelligently open” (otherwise known as Open Data*) so that others can use them. Since the adoption of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda the question of Open Data and Open Science* – and in particular ways of accessing and managing those information sources, is at the forefront of the debate.

With the goal of drawing together experts from research organizations in Myanmar, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, WorldFish and Research4Life are organizing a series of workshops aimed at raising awareness of key trends in scientific publishing in agriculture, fisheries and forestry. These workshops will look at ways that free access to information and research on agriculture, forestry and fisheries is provided, as well as supporting researchers in data management and publication. 

Myanmar: background

Myanmar_LakeFisheries play a crucial role as a source of livelihood for millions of people in Myanmar with fish being one of the most important food groups. Forestry regeneration in the country has the power to enhance the livelihood benefits of the population both through livelihood oriented forest management and marketing development.  

Although Myanmar is the largest country in South East Asia it also one of the poorest, with poverty disproportionately concentrated in rural areas where the majority of the population lives. Compounding this, visibility and access to information about poverty in Myanmar is lacking, making it hard to identify key restraints to the future development of aquaculture and forestry management, especially their role in alleviating poverty.  Emerging threats from population growth, conflict and climate change, particularly natural disasters, exacerbate the challenge.

According to a national survey on social protection and poverty reduction presented by the FAO in conjunction with Myanmar’s Department of Rural Development, priority in Myanmar should be given to vulnerable fishing communities for poverty reduction and rural development, particularly to increase access to appropriate and effective social assistance.

In the context of these overlapping demands there is a need for well-designed programs and projects that draw attention to the range of free agricultural information resources available to researchers. Strengthening access to agricultural, forestry and fisheries-related data, and indeed training people to use these research tools in Myanmar, has enormous potential to make a difference to people’s lives, as well as for the country to fulfill wider Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   

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Workshops: approach

The main focus of the workshops is to introduce two databases: AGORA and the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) – two research tools that give researchers in low-income countries access to a wealth of scientific research and information on agriculture.

The workshops will provide an overview of the overarching structure of the two databases, giving guidance on how best to search through the range of research materials.

A further section focuses on existing tools for accessing information to agricultural research, including Google Scholar, Google Books, Aquatic Commons, PubAg, and TEEAL.

In addition, day two of the Yangon University workshop features a special panel session on “Access to Scientific Information in Myanmar” with presentations from two speakers.

AGORA, AGRIS, Research4Life

Set up by FAO of the UN together with major publishers (Elsevier has provided over a quarter of the content), AGORA provides developing countries with access to an outstanding digital library in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences, providing a collection of over 6,000 journals and 5,800 books in over 100 low-income countries.

AGRIS is a FAO-maintained global public database providing bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology. Like AGORA its chief goal is to improve access to and the exchange of agricultural information in developing countries.  Over 150 institutions from 65 countries contribute to the AGRIS network. Alongside search results AGRIS links to other sources on the web, further enriching knowledge. 

 The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to critical scientific research. Research4Life is the collective name for the four programmes – HINARI, AGORAOARE and ARDI – that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online

ORGANIZERS

The organizers of these events are WorldFish, Research4Life, FAO of the United Nations, GODAN, University of Yangon and University of Yenzin.


Sources:
Elsevier
Asian Development Blog
World Food Programme
WorldFish

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Publisher of the Month: SAGE

5th April 2016

We are back with our Publisher of the Month section and this time the turn is for SAGE Publishing.

SAGE PublishingPublisher SAGE is an active publishing partner in the Research4Life network, closely aligned and committed to supporting the partnership’s mission to provide access and dissemination of research information to libraries and researchers in the developing world.

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. Just over 50 years later, SAGE has become one of the world leading publishers for the social sciences with a growing portfolio of journals within the sciences, technology and medical disciplines and a rapidly growing selection of library products including archives, data, case studies and video.

Publisher Sage

“Library Value in the Developing World ” by SAGE

Central to SAGE’s mission since its founding has been a focus on a communities firmly believing that access to education creates healthy minds and cultures. This ethos sits at the heart of SAGE’s approach to both publishing and SAGE’s engagement with the community.

Partnership

Through Research4Life and its programmes, users in eligible countries can access nearly 900 journals from SAGE. In addition to access, SAGE also maintains an active relationship with various organisations to support both original research and training opportunities. SAGE has produced a series of white papers looking at the challenges faced by librarians in the developing world and as a result of this research provided training and support workshops to participating institutions.

Commitment

SAGE Publishing is proud to be a long term participant in and supporter of Research4Life.  SAGE was founded with the mission to support the dissemination of knowledge, and a strong belief that knowledge knows no frontiers. Research4Life, and the four programmes that it encompasses, provide integral support, training and access to high quality scholarly content for developing countries. Through Research4Life, researchers and students in developing nations have access to many of the world’s leading sources for science, knowledge and research. As a collaborative project between development agencies, universities and scholarly publishers, it is a great example of how research and development can be advanced by the joint efforts of the academic and publishing communities.  We look forward to continuing to be a part of this outreach by facilitating greater access and engagement with a wide range of scholarly and educational resources, supporting the sustainable development of these countries as academic centres in their own right.

Stephen Barr, President, SAGE International

Further information on SAGE Publishing’s Developing Countries Programme

Alongside SAGE’s partnership with Research4Life, the publisher is also closely aligned with several another developing world initiatives including; International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), and the eIFL Foundation. Most recently, the SAGE Premier Collection of journals was made available free of charge to Angola, Armenia, Cameroon, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uzbekistan.

For more information about SAGE’s partnership with any of these schemes please get in touch with Marianne Gill (Marianne.gill@sagepub.co.uk)

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Elsevier provides free online training platform for researchers

30th March 2016

Publishing Campus is a new platform with free online lectures, interactive training courses and expert advice.

Where should you go to get advice on applying for grants, planning your career or improving your publishing skills?

Elsevier launched the Elsevier Publishing Campus in 2015 to provide researchers all over the world with free access to valuable training. Divided into six colleges, the Campus offers online lectures, interactive training materials, videos and expert advice on a wide range of topics. For every online lecture or interactive course completed, researchers are awarded an Elsevier certificate.

The College of Skills Training – the biggest and most widely used of the colleges – covers the whole academic publishing process. This college provides in-depth information and training on how to write, structure and submit a great article and improve your chances of getting published. Key subjects such as ethics, author rights and open access options are included. Advice on successful grant writing can be looked up in the research funding section. The peer-review process, essential to improve the quality of articles, is also explained in detail – training not only includes how authors can work with reviewers’ comments, but courses on how to become good peer reviewers themselves.

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 8.09.31 AMEspecially interesting for the Research4Life partnership might be the Getting noticed resources as to have their article stand out is the goal of every author. Several courses, guides and videos describe how you can increase awareness of your article or book.

Researchers can also visit the College of Research Solutions for a list of tools available to support their research, or the College of Networking for starting points on how to build their networks and take the next step in a successful publishing career, with advice on online and face-to-face networking, and tips on how to get noticed.

All the resources you need to support you through the publishing process are available on the Elsevier Publishing Campus after signing up for free on the website.

Research4Life also offers general training material about the Partnership, Reference Management Tools, Authorship Skills and Program Specific Training on HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI.


About the author

Maike Kunz

Maike Kunz is a Corporate Responsibility intern for the Elsevier Foundation. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology at Mannheim University and is currently finishing her master’s degree in Sociology at Heidelberg University in Germany.

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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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Publisher of the Month – Oxford University Press

11th March 2015

OUPOur Publisher of the Month is OUP (Oxford University Press). OUP is one of our founding partners providing its high-quality resources for free or at a low cost to eligible countries. In addition, OUP participates in a wide range of developing country initiatives, including INASP and eIFL, extending the reach of academic monographs and journals to more than 5,000 institutions in 100 low-income countries.

“Access to prestigious high quality journals and books from OUP has had a significant and positive impact on our efforts over the last 13 years by providing access to critical scientific research, significantly increasing the prospects of health and education in developing countries.”

Richard Gedye, Director of STM’s Outreach Programmes.

OUP offers access to over 285 prestigious and authoritative journals published in collaboration with some of the world’s most influential and scholarly professional societies. The 2015 Oxford Journals Collection includes cited journals in the fields of Medicine, Life Sciences, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Online products are also available including:

You can view the complete list of titles here.

Training

The Librarian Resource Center  provides current librarians with training and technical support, including support in Spanish. Libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa receive training materials by ITOCA (The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa) a capacity building and training organization. INASP network participants are provided with training workshops and materials of particular relevance to librarians.

Institutions will need an Internet connection of least 56kbps, Internet browsers, and a PDF Reader software.

Application

Librarians  or  staff members at institutions in developing countries can access OUP journals through the Research4Life programmes. If you  want to know more about the Developing Countries Initiative, training, and OUP products visit the OUP Librarian Resource Centre page or contact library.marketing@oup.com.

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New Mendeley Certification Program for Librarians

6th March 2015

With the new program librarians can get certified and obtain a Premium Upgrade for 500 users at their institution for free.

mendeleyMendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help researchers organize their papers, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest news on their field. On the Mendeley platform, researchers can also create an academic profile and upload papers to publicize their research.

Librarians can also benefit from Mendeley. The new Certification Program for librarians is a self-study program that takes 15 – 20 hours to complete with rewards offered at each level. Each year, upon successful completion of the upgrading requirements, librarians get to continue with premium Mendeley access at no additional costs.

cert_rosette-smallI you would like to know more about the benefits of the Mendeley Certification Program for Librarians click here. To learn more about Mendeley check our training material or join the Research4Life/Mendeley group.

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Free Science E-books on the Internet

20th January 2015

Today, Research4Life users can find up to 30,000 science related books available from our platform depending on the publishers’ granting access to countries and institutions.  This material can be expanded with free e-books from several Internet sites. In our recent Research4Life workshops some useful sites were reviewed and discussed . They are useful sources for obtaining background research information, upgrading lecture material and assignments for students.

The following resources include two portals, one gateway, a publisher’s site and one health related portal.  All except one are freely accessible without registration.

Google Books

This search tool contains an extensive list of material from the Google Library Project and Partner Programs.  If in the ‘public domain’, the material can be downloaded.  Otherwise, there is online access through the portal.  Google books has a keyword search key plus several search tools (limit) options.  Search results will include full-text e-books and also chapters/sections of a book on that topic.
Links (citations) can be stored in a personal Google Account.

Booksee

This is a portal that claims to have over 2,400,000 downloadable e-books (PDFs).  It has a keyword search engine plus a broad subject category listing.  Search listings are limited to 100 titles so precise keyword searches should be used.
Each title entry notes the language of the e-book and MB size.  Due to the size of the full-text books, downloading can be time consuming especially if there is limited bandwidth.

FreeBookCentre.net

This portal focuses primarily on academic material.  It has a keyword search tool and also a list of broad subject categories.  One of the principal categories is Medicine which is divided into a lengthy list of sub-categories.  Each entry notes the title, language format and many contain a one sentence summary plus the link to the PDF.

National Academy Press

The Academy grants free and downloadable access to all the PDFs of their e-book publications.  Individuals must register for this feature (free).  The initial screen has a key-word search engine plus links to broad categories including Agriculture, Biology and Life Sciences, Energy and Energy Conservation, Food and Nutrition and Health and Medicine.  Each category has a sub-topic list.

NCBI Bookshelf

From the url or by opening the NCBI drop down menu and clicking on Books, access is granted to all the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s publications.  Access is via keyword search or Browse Titles or New Releases.  In the keyword search tool, other access options (limits) include Subjects, Types and Publishers.  Search results contain the PDFs of books, collections, databases, documentations and reports.

 


About the author

Lenny Rhine

Lenny Rhine

Since 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 Association (LWB/MLA). Lenny has held training workshops all over the world, including sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and South Pacific, as well as English speaking countries in the Americas and Eastern Europe.

 

 

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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 – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI. The content of the portal is aimed at librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students. It is divided into six sections:

• About Research4Life programs – overview of the R4L programs and the similarities and differences.

• Authorship Skills – a set of modules to develop authorship skills including how to read and write a scientific paper, copyright and plagiarism, strategies for effective writing and a web-bibliography of useful resources

• Reference Management Tools software – how to use modules on Mendeley, Zotero and EndNoteWeb

• Program Specific Training – links to individual training pages of the programs

• Courses and Workshops – up-to-date information on training options

• Other Resources – additional material about marketing and managing change strategies for Research4Life and information literacy

All the training material can be downloaded for free and distributed/used for training within your institution. Please view the portal, learn about the training related activities and download/use the available resources. If you have any questions or suggestions for other training material, contact info@research4life.org.

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