Hinari Train the Trainers workshop in Egypt

Published: Thursday 17th May 2018
Category: News

A Hinari Sub-Regional Train the Trainers workshop was held in Cairo, Egypt from 22-26 April

A total of 50 participants including 5 from Djibouti and Libya were present at a Hinari Sub-regional workshop in Cairo, Egypt. The majority of the Egyptian participants were from health-related academic institutions. The workshop was jointly organized by WHO EMRO, the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) and the Librarians Without Borders/Medical Library Association, USA (LWB).

The workshop material included modules on Internet Searching, the Hinari Portal, Hinari’s Summon Search tool, (Hinari)PubMed – Interface, Filters, Medical Subject headings and Using My NCBI, Evidence-based Practice and E-books for Hinari users, Health Information on the Internet, How to Read and Write a Scientific Paper, Plagiarism, and a Web-bibliography for publishing resources on the Internet. Additional presentations reviewed the numerous resources available via the EKB including an overview of the portals and databases of several publishers plus the EndNote reference management software.

This workshop was unique in that, for the Egyptian participants, some of the resources are via the registration from Hinari while others are from the agreements between EKB and various commercial publishers. The result is that Egyptian health institutions have access to a wide range of resources particularly journals from Hinari and EKB. The training has resulted in key individuals from these institutions learning the skills to effectively use the material. Further training at these institutions should result in significant use of these valuable resources to benefit research and clinical activities.

To download training tutorials visit the Research4Life Training section.