Published: Thursday 5th April 2018
Category: News

The Medical Library Association (MLA)mla and the Elsevier Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2018 MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grants.
hinlogo-05Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, these grants will support Hinari/R4L training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries. The recipients will use the grants to benefit individuals to obtain skills to effectively and efficiently use the Hinari/Research4Life resources and also become trainers for their institutions or country.

  • Emily J. Glenn, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska, USA.
    This project aims to conduct training on Hinari and R4L resources in Gitwe, Rwanda/February 2019 for University of Gitwe students, faculty and staff, Gitwe Hospital clinicians, and regional librarians. The trainer will be embedded with the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology team’s fourth year Medical Student rotation to University of Gitwe.
  • Phuntsho Norbu, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences in Bhutan, Bhutan.
    This project will develop a Research4Life training workshop for the librarians of tertiary institutions in Bhutan to improve access to Research4Life programs. The project will hold a three-day “train the trainers” workshop targeting library workers of the tertiary institutions within the country and the National Library and Archives of Bhutan. The training will enhance scholarly information access skills for institution’s librarians and have a downstream effect once the participants return to their organizations.
  • Mboni Amiri Ruzegea, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania.
    The objective of the project is to develop Research4Life interactive online training videos and open learning platform (OLP) to enhance research, teaching-learning experiences in higher learning institutions. Using this interactive OLP, project will develop R4L training videos that will enhance knowledge retention and self-paced learning. At the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (Tanzania), face-to face workshops will be conducted for librarians and faculty members.
  • Xan Goodman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
    By conducting training at the organization’s conference, the project will enhance research capacity for members of the Nigeria Implementation Science Initiative (NISA). This builds on the established
    partnership between NISA and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Congratulations to the winners!

Ready to Submit an Application for the 2019 Grants?

For more information visit www.mlanet.org A completed online form and supporting documents must be received by December 1 2018. Be certain to follow the application checklist, as submissions lacking required information will not be reviewed.