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African researchers learn how to get their message to a global audience
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TReND organized a course on Science Communication and Writing for young African researchers. “All forms of science require expertise in scientific communication, with publishing of manuscripts being just one communication aspect.” says Dr Andrew Beale, the Malawi and Mozambique Contact for TReND in
Research4Life to partner with DOAJ to ensure the inclusion of quality open-access journals
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Research4Life and DOAJ announced today a working partnership that will help to ensure that the users of Research4Life will have access to the largest possible array of open access journals from publishers following a quality standard. The partnership will also
Research4Life Training: An Overview of the Past Year
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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
Publisher of the Month: JoMI
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The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI), is Research4Life’s new publisher of the month. The Boston-based journal publishes surgical video articles filmed at top U.S. hospitals. Although only 2 years old, JoMI is growing quickly with 30 released articles and a
Publisher of the Month: Brill
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Brill is an active participating publishing partner in the Research4Life network. The global academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology traces its history back to the 17th century Netherlands and the university town of Leiden. The academic community
National Research4Life Workshop: HINARI Training in Georgia
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Sponsored by the World Health Organisation and Librarians Without Borders, a three day ‘HINARI Train the Trainers’ workshop was held last April in Tbilisi, Georgia. A total of 25 participants completed the course. Attendants included a mix of physicians/clinicians, researchers, librarians, IT staff and
Access to online resources is transforming health and environmental research
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  In 2007, when he first joined Makerere University in Uganda as an agricultural librarian trainee, Onan Mulumba spent most of his time re-shelving books. Now he accesses thousands of online journals, books and databases to help farmers deal with
Free AGORA online course
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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
Post-Graduate TEEAL Research Paper Competition 2015
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A Research Paper Competition for African Post-Graduate Students ITOCA in collaboration with Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University is pleased to announce the TEEAL Post-Graduate Research Paper Competition 2015 for post graduate students from six eligible African countries (Burkina Faso,
One Month of Free Access to Around 1,700 Scientific Journals
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If you are a researcher from an emerging region, you can register for the STAR program providing one month of free access to around 1,700 international and regional journals. The STAR program provides access to a full range of journal titles by Taylor
Publisher of the Month – Oxford University Press
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Our 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
New Mendeley Certification Program for Librarians
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With the new program librarians can get certified and obtain a Premium Upgrade for 500 users at their institution for free. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help researchers organize their papers, collaborate with others online, and