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World Intellectual Property Day: celebrating access to information for innovation
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26 April marks World Intellectual Property Day. We talked to our colleagues at ARDI, Research4Life’s program for development and innovation resources, about some milestones of the program.
Three things you didn’t know about Hinari
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Today, 7 April, marks World Health Day. This year, the day has a special focus on recognizing nurses and midwives. We asked our colleagues at Hinari, Research4Life's health information program, about the very first nursing resources on the platform.
“More than two billion people don’t have access to basic sanitation facilities” – Why water research matters
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22 March marks World Water Day, a UN initiative to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater. To celebrate this day, we are highlighting IWA Publishing.
From playing cricket to supporting health researchers: Research4Life’s user representative talks about his work as a librarian in Nepal
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To make sure users’ needs are well-represented, Research4Life has two user representatives. Read our interview with one of them: Chandra Bhushan Yadav from Nepal.
How Research4Life helps medical researchers perform systematic reviews
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Librarian Xan Goodman travelled to Nigeria for a workshop on using Research4Life for health research. The impact she made with those workshops is still noticeable today.
First Research4Life MOOC: “I now have a clearer concept of the hidden world of academia”
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2,207 people from 95 countries joined the first Research4Life MOOC. The next edition will run in 2020.
E-resources and referencing training workshops for DAAD scholars in Tanzania
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Earlier this year, the Information and Training Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) and the Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) held two e-resources and referencing trainings for selected scholars in Tanzania.
Research4Life workshop focuses on information resources related to land
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During the recent State of Land Data & Information in East Africa workshop from 8 to 10 May in Nairobi, Kenya, Research4Life organised a session to present the Research4Life programmes, focusing on information related to legal resources and land.
“There is good quality content available, but not everyone knows about it”
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Starting in July, professor Edda Tandi Lwoga from the College of Business Education in Dar es salaam, Tanzania will be Research4Life’s official user representative. We spoke to her about her work and motivations.
The first Research4Life training empowering African trainers on legal research
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The first GOALI training introducing experienced trainers to legal research took place in January 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) is the newest Research4Life programme promoting access to legal content from top academic publishers
GOALI helps librarians and researchers “to know our rights and respect the rights of others”
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By Edit Horváth, User and Outreach Librarian, International Labour Organization Exactly one year ago, we launched GOALI to provide developing countries with access to academic legal content and training. For the first anniversary, we asked our users why legal information
Promoting digital access to research in least developed countries
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1,400 librarians, researchers and students from 10 countries have learnt how to access and search digital scientific and academic information provided by Research4Life partners in the framework of a new activity of the UN’s Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries.
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