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What does “decolonizing” research mean, and why is it important?
Our vision for 2030 is to increase participation of researchers from underrepresented regions in both research output and decision-making processes. Find out the best practices for decolonising research and ensuring inclusive projects to achieve a more equitable distribution of knowledge.
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Working towards removing barriers for LMIC researchers
Researchers in LMICs face numerous challenges including biases and limited roles in the global research community. Here we highlight solutions to disrupt the norm, dismantle systemic barriers and level the playing field for a more equitable research ecosystem.
Smart medical libraries for a ‘Smart Bangladesh’, the contribution of Research4Life
M. A. Mamun and S. Rahman explain the role of medical libraries in healthcare modernization. They advocate for smart medical libraries for a 'Smart Bangladesh', and point out the significant impact of Research4Life in enhancing medical library access and supporting the broader goals of 'Smart Bangladesh', and the SDGs.
Champion Research4Life: Spread the word and share your story
This March 1-15, show your pride and support by adding our Twibbon badge to your social media profile. By sharing your support for Research4Life, you're not just raising awareness; you're sparking a chain reaction of knowledge-sharing.
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How can we help the growth of research from LMICs?
Progress in LMICs research output is uneven. Organizations can help increase participation of researchers from LMICs by reflecting and making change. Participatory and decolonizing research methods aims to include local perspectives, complemented by efforts to increase visibility and support for researchers from the Global South.
Making research equitable for all: Research4Life 2023 year in review
2023 has been an exciting year for Research4Life. Read this recap of some of the stories from this year!
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Why should we care about supporting researchers from LMICs?
Researchers in LMICs face various obstacles, including limited internet access, basic necessities shortages, and a 'brain drain'. Despite a significant increase in researcher density in low-income economies, they still represent a small fraction of the global research community.
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Working towards SDG4 in the United Republic of Tanzania
The University of Dodoma in Tanzania is advancing SDG4 by offering scholarships, special needs education, and adult literacy programs. The university's growth and its partnership with Research4Life significantly enhance Tanzania's educational and research landscape.
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Research and researchers in Bhutan
Chief Librarian Sonam Wangdi discusses the challenges and opportunities for researchers in Bhutan, emphasizing the importance of access to quality information and the country's evolving research sector.
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Using digital innovation in African higher education
This article explores digital innovation in African higher education, showcasing the inspiring efforts of educators overcoming connectivity challenges to make knowledge accessible. Dr. Lamptey's impactful work is a key focus.
Fostering communities and knowledge access at Moi University
Moi University College of Health Sciences is a leading institution in Kenya for training health care professionals. The College is also a Research4Life Country Connector host, dedicated to enhancing capacity of information use, building communities of evidence users and establishing local networks and partnerships.
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From lawyer to librarian: meet OARE Program Manager at Research4Life
Discover the dynamic world of Research4Life and the remarkable people who drive its success. Meet Angeline Djampou, Chief Librarian at United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Program Manager of OARE in Research4Life.
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