Webinar: the Research4Life landscape analysis

Published: Tuesday 30th June 2020
Category: News

Earlier this spring, Research Consulting published an analysis of trends in the scholarly communication landscape in low- and middle-income countries for Research4Life. The 66-page analysis, titled Research4Life Landscape and Situation Analysis, discusses the growth in research from low- and middle-income countries, the rise of open access and the digital divide between the global North and South.

The report was also published on PubPub, an open platform managed by the Knowledge Futures group. On their page, everyone is welcome to add comments, questions or points for further discussion to the report. We would love to hear your thoughts!

To help partners, users and other stakeholders understand the key findings of the report and discuss the changing research landscape, we are happy to announce an upcoming webinar on Thursday 16 July 2020 from 2-3pm CET / 8-9am ET / 1-2pm BST.

The speakers will provide an overview of the most important findings of the report, covering the key trends within the scholarly communications and research landscapes in low- and middle-income countries. Additionally, they will reflect on the recent implications of COVID-19. This will be followed by a session on the users’ perspective. To conclude, we will look ahead and discuss the planned Research4Life user review that INASP will undertake. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

Speakers will be:

  • Rob Johnson, Founder and Director, Research Consulting
  • Tandi Lwoga, Research4Life User Representative, College of Business Education in Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • Andrea Powell, STM Outreach Director and Publisher Coordinator for Research4Life
  • Femi Nzegwu, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, INASP
  • Sian Harris, Communications Specialist, INASP

Ensuring worldwide access to research and knowledge is fundamental to economic, social and political development. “We felt it necessary to take stock of the many changes and developments taking place both in the “research for development” sector and in the mainstream of scholarly communication, to place our own program review in the appropriate context,” said Andrea Powell, who works on the Research4Life five-year review, in the introduction of the report.