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HINARI Impact survey 2014
Launched in January 2002, HINARI is the oldest programme of the Research4Life partnership. This programme focuses on bringing peer-reviewed access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. Today, after 12 years, 170 publisher partners
Revised version of the HINARI Training Portal
A revised version of the HINARI Training Portal was recently launched. The reorganization had two goals: to update and streamline the basic and advanced Hinari training modules and move the cross-programme Research4Life materials to a new portal. The HINARI Training
Scientific Research in Africa is Gathering Momentum
AFRICA has a poor reputation for scientific innovation. But when South Africa jointly won a bid in 2012 to host the world’s largest science project, for a radio telescope called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), it hoped to foster a
Public Access: Getting More Research to More People
While open access (OA) is by far the most well-known form of public access, it is not the only one. Having spent two days last week at Research4Life meetings in Washington, DC and with today’s announcement that more than 80% of UK
New Research4Life Training Portal
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We are pleased to announce the launch 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.
Empowering Agricultural Researchers through the Internet
Scientific research is a vital component of development, but often academics from developing countries have to struggle in order to have access to up-to-date scientific literature, such as international journals, books and databases. Read more on e-agriculture
Research4Life’s HINARI featured at World Health Organization
WHO recently featured HINARI, with special interviews with Research4Life user and Director-General of Sudan’s Central Medical Supplies Public Corporation, Gamal Khalafalla Mohamed Ali, who heads the national agency responsible for getting medical supplies to all public health institutions. For the
Research4Life's HINARI featured at World Health Organization
WHO recently featured HINARI, with special interviews with Research4Life user and Director-General of Sudan’s Central Medical Supplies Public Corporation, Gamal Khalafalla Mohamed Ali, who heads the national agency responsible for getting medical supplies to all public health institutions. For the
Africa doubles research output over past decade, moves towards a knowledge-based economy – Research Trends
Ylann Schemm looks at the factors contributing to a promising trend of African research output. The author cites many : increased funding, significant policy changes within countries, improved research infrastructure, both human and physical and others – but she notes
Watch the FAO webcast on the 10th Anniversary of AGORA from Rome, Italy – FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva
AGORA, a programme that brings key scientific literature on food, agriculture and related fields to students, researchers and scientists, has become a crucial tool for some of the world’s poorest countries. Access to information is key to develop agriculture and
Research4Life: A User Experience Review
In January 2010, R4L contracted Edmond Gaible of The Natoma Group to conduct a User Experience Review, which was to assess key factors that affect the influence of Research4Life on developing-country participation in the activities of the global research community,
United Nations – Food and Agriculture Organization Radio: 10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program
  10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program African librarians win the Research4Life competition 18 September 2013, Rome— This week marks the 10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program – a program coordinated by FAO, together with major publishers
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