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A look at AGORA usage in the world
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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
Research4Life Training workshops: An overview of the past year
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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.
AGORA: What’s in a name?
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AGORA 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
Research4Life-INASP Advocacy Competition
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Version en Español Over the last two decades we have worked together with INASP to close the information gap between developed and developing countries by providing free or low cost access to academic, scientific, and professional peer-reviewed content online and providing the necessary training
En español: Lo que debes saber acerca de Research4Life
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Si usted es un investigador, bibliotecario, médico o estudiante en un país en vía de desarrollo, este post le informará lo que debe saber acerca de Research4Life. ¿Qué es Research4Life? Research4Life es el nombre colectivo de cuatro socios público-privados que tienen
Interview with Chenjerai Mabhiza about the Forum on Open Data, Open Science and Open Access to Information in Agriculture
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Interview with Chenjerai Mabhiza, Head of User Services at the University of Namibia Following the forum on Open science and Open Data in Agriculture in Namibia in April, we caught up with Chenjerai Mabhiza – Head of User Services at the University
En Español: Tips para mejorar la redacción de artículos científicos
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Presentar los resultados de un estudio en una revista científica es un proceso común de todos los investigadores en las distintas disciplinas. Sin embargo, muchos artículos científicos no logran comunicar los resultados de una investigación de manera efectiva. Algunos de los errores comunes al
Publisher of the Month: SAGE
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We are back with our Publisher of the Month section and this time the turn is for SAGE Publishing. SAGE Publishing is an active publishing partner in the Research4Life network, closely aligned and committed to supporting the partnership’s mission to provide access
Elsevier provides free online training platform for researchers
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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
Research4Life Webinar Series
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We are pleased to announce the webinar series “Research4Life: the library that opens doors”. In collaboration with AIMS, the series of webinars will illustrate how Research4Life works, how it is constructed and who can join the partnership. It will briefly present the four Research4Life
Training Tip: Effective reading and writing
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Did you skim-read that scientific paper adequately? Does your writing draw conclusions and link concepts clearly enough for your reader?  Low and behold, not all scientists are natural writers. In fact one of the issues that researchers often find themselves
HINARI/Research4Life training workshop in Suva, Fiji
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Highlights from the Research4Life on-site trainings in the Western Pacific Region.    A five day Research4Life/HINARI “Training the Trainer” workshop was conducted last November for the first time in Suva, Fiji. This unique workshop gathered participants from eight different countries