Webinar: INASP services for researchers from the Global South

Published: Friday 2nd October 2020
Category: News

For nearly 30 years, INASP (International Network for Advancing Science and Policy) has been working with individuals, organisations and wider systems to improve the production, sharing and use of research knowledge.

Join us on 12 October at 2 pm CET for a webinar in which you will learn how INASP supports researchers in low- and middle-income countries in publishing and communicating their research. The webinar will focus on AuthorAID, an INASP initiative that supports early-career researchers in low- and middle-income countries.

INASP’s content is available to all Research4Life users, and we regularly collaborate on initiatives, for example for the undergoing review that INASP is carrying out of Research4Life’s users’ experiences.

INASP supports all aspects of research and knowledge systems, from transforming higher education institutions’ curricula and teaching practices and supporting researchers to communicate their work, to helping parliamentarians and civil servants use research and evidence in policymaking.

What you will learn

  • The AuthorAID  platform – a global network of over 20,000 researchers, which supports mentoring between experienced and early-career researchers. AuthorAID also provides regular online courses in research writing and communication. 
  • INASP initiatives to help researchers develop search skills and critical thinking, move teaching, collaboration and research-sharing activities online and publish in credible, national journals.

About the speakers

Dr. Siân Harris is responsible for communications within INASP and in programme work. She is also a mentor with INASP’s AuthorAID project and represents INASP on the Think. Check. Submit. committee, which is helping researchers identify trustworthy journals. Siân is also involved in the current Research4Life user review as a consultant.

Andy Nobes leads the AuthorAID project at INASP. His work is focused on helping researchers develop their research writing and communication skills through online resources, courses, mentoring and peer learning. He manages the AuthorAID website and has been instrumental in the development of the AuthorAID online courses in research writing and proposal writing, which have evolved into Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).