Kindred organizations

The organizations listed here are all actively working towards the goal of providing access to research literature and training. We provide these links for your convenience and as additional sources of information.

Book Aid International is a UK registered charity which shares the power of books and helps create a more equal world.

Every year Book Aid International provides over one million brand-new books to thousands of communities where people have very few opportunities to read and works with its partners to support and establish libraries. Each book the charity sends is carefully selected in response to partner requests, and all of the books provided from the UK are donated by publishers. Book Aid International also funds the purchase of thousands of locally published books every year.

The charity receives no government grants or support and relies entirely on the generosity of publishers and financial donors to reach readers around the world. To find out more about receiving books, or to help send the next book, visit

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EIFL is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

In a highly networked digital world our activities help people to access and use information for education, learning, research and sustainable community development.

INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to contribute to international development to solve their development challenges. INASP has supported southern access to scholarly knowledge since it was founded in 1992.

With a focus on long-term sustainability, INASP works with national library consortia to support them in building their own structures and processes, training librarians to manage digital libraries and developing direct relationships with publishers to provide effective and on-going access to literature. INASP’s AuthorAID program supports researchers to produce and publish research. INASP also works with policymakers to understand the value and use of evidence in policymaking.

MEDBOX is an innovative online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action, worldwide.

An independent internet platform supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance, development and health work worldwide. MEDBOX collates the increasing number of professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action available online today and brings these into the hands of humanitarian aid and health workers: when they need it, where they need it.

Sense about Science is an independent charity that challenges misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. We advocate openness and honesty about research, and ensure the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public debates and policymaking.