Feedback from users
Ethiopia, September 2009
"I have been using HINARI manually for the last couple of years. I was only using the Elsevier science publisher. After the training I felt I was using only less than 1% of the publications which are provided by WHO and other helpful organizations for us living and practicing science in the developing nations. Previously, I was almost wasting my time as I was supposed to read all unrelated publication in order to reach my specific and relevant articles. The training was fortunate for me and other colleagues, who had the chance of attending this fruitful and friendly training on how to use the HINARI, for the health, and other important websites for other fields. As of the completion of the training I started to effectively use HINARI, saving my time and getting my target article almost swiftly."
"Many thanks for your resonce a d the aproval for using the Scientific facilities thruogh the acccess to the online HINARI journals."
"Dear HINARI Team, Thank you for helping with the access problem. I had already successfully accessed the article when I got your messages. I am pleased that you can recycle the screen captures as training material. Access to scientific literature through HINARI is vital for our work and my colleagues and I are very grateful to you and the publishers that make this possible."
"Hallo On behalf of myself and my institutuion i am extremely delighted, we shall make good use of the your extensive resource. Thank you"
"Chers bailleurs hinari, Nous avons reçu notre nouveau mot de passe, et nous nous en réjouissons beaucoup car c'est pour nous la plus grande source d'information médicale scientifique que nous avons connu jusqu'ici et qui plus est gratuit pour nous. Nous ferons encore de tout notre possible pour une utilisation optimale et réglementée. Et soyez assure cher hinari de notre profonde gratitude. A bientot."
"Bonjour, Juste pour vous témoigner notre reconnassance, ainsi que notre satisfaction de faire à nouveau partie des privilègiés bénéficiaires de l'Accès à HINARI depuis le 13/01/09. Cordialement"
"Hi, everyone Just to say, Thank you for all your good work for us. Best regards"
"Dear Hinari Team, Thank you very much for such a privilege. We ensure you that we will not misuse this opportunity and use it for our internal research and teaching/learning activities. With warm regards,"
"Dear friends Thank you. It works and i can easily get access to medical journals.I will distribute this username and password to all medical staff who work in Basrah Hospital for maternity and Children."
"As a junior physician from Myanmar, I must say my gratitude to HINARI service for availability of research papers. We have no alternative source of accessing these research papers. Our libraries have few journals and their service is not dependable. Though HINARI provides access to many journals, we cannot access many articles published before 1995. In academic works, reference to original articles is essential, and we often want access to them (those published earlier and so not available in current HINARI site). So far we don't have ways to access them. I would like to know whether HINARI will provide access to these old articles in some way or another. Or is there any service like HINARI, where they are available?"
"This is to pass my sincere thanks to you all for a course well organized and executed. It was a PLEASURE to be your student for three days JKUAT and look forward to a refresher course one day. The CD has more than just Hinari, Agora and Oare. It is going to be a reference for my students and colleagues on publishing. That was very kind and smart of you to include that info. The FAO CD are also great especially for one of my Ph.D student researching on FOOD RIGHTS & FOOD SECURITY. Thanks guys and you can rest assured that at least ONE Kenyan was a big beneficiary of that training though my graduate students are the GREATEST BENEFICIARIES. HAVE A great weekend/week"
"Hola miembros de Hinari. Realmente en Cuba tenemos acceso a la información de esta extraordinaria fuente de información de salud.DE ser así no deseamos la suscripción porque continuaremos utilizandola como hasta hoy.Gracias por el gran trabajo que hacen."
"Dear HINARI team, this is wonderful. Thank you so very much. I am sure we will use this resource extensively."
"Dear friends, I am too happy to tell you that the workshop in Dakar was a great success. I was worried the first day when we had a technical problem locally. Fortunately we fixed the problem and I was delighted to spread these supreme resources to new users, all of them academic staff members. I will send you a report and the list of attendance. Thank you once again for your assistance."
"On behalf of KSMS, many thanks for granting us access to your database. I am sure your database will provide valuable resources to our researchers and students at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Many thanks"
"We are more than glad for allowing us to access your wealth of information, we do promise to abide by the rules and regulation. Thank you once again."
"Dear HINARI, Thank you very much for your interest in adding that journal. I have requested at Elsevier website you suggested. Thak you for creating that project and for helping us in developing countries. It is very appreciated. Best regards,"
"Dear Hinari Team, Thank you very much for providing us new user name/password. We will follow your instruction while distributing the username/password. HINARI database are extremely useful to the medical practioner and student of Microbiology and allied areas of study. Look forward to receive your cooperation continueously."
Dear HINARI team, "Thank you very much for your prompt response. We would like to thank you for this support. Kind regards"
"Dear Sir, Thank you so much for everything. I've already given the password and user name for our doctors, and I'm sure this will be very useful for them and for a better understanding of medical problems. Best regards,"
"Dear Sir/Madame, I'm very happy to know about your help by sending the necessary information to our librarian for full access to medical information on your site. I want to thank you for all your effort in this field and this will offer us a great opportunity to know the most important medical information. Best regards,"
"Thank you very much for your help we hope that you will success in your works with my best wishes"
"HINARI database are extremely useful to the medical practioner and student of Microbiology and allied areas of study. Look forward to receive your cooperation continueously."
"I'm sure this will be very useful for them and for a better understanding of medical problems."
"I want to thank you for all your effort in this field and this will offer us a great opportunity to know the most important medical information."
"Thank you very much for your help we hope that you will success in your works"
"Do we really got access to all these journal, It is a gift from heaven for FREE thanks dr Mohseen, Thnaks to all Hinari Staff for you extraordinary effort I am so happy that I will not go to sleep tonight, i will spend the whole evining just browsing your great databases and journals, my girlfriend sure will be SAD."
"We are highly grateful to have your such cooperations."
"Nous vous disons infiniment merci, cet accès à votre base de données constitue un très grand atout pour notre Centre de recherche."
"Thanks for adjusting the problem. It makes me more enthusiastic to report for any problems encounterd while going through the research article."
"Con placer he podido comprobar que su intersección ha sido fructífera. Gracias por existir."
"Tout d'abord je vous écris pour vous remercier pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour nous, cet atelier nous a fait découvrir pleins de choses de plus notre professeur Monsieur HATIM (جزاه الله كل خير) nous a appris non seulement comment utiliser HINARI mais aussi d'autres trucs que je trouve très intéressants et utiles."
"As person in charge of the National Institute of Hygiene Library , this workshop happened "just in time" for me. It gave me important tools to enhance my abilities on searching and finding the biomedical information that my coworkers need, without missing the faculty given by Hinari web site to improve the search with different entries, and free resources databases.... Moreover, I learned how to give a presentation and how to assist trainers which, i hope, i could practice very soon. Finally this workshop was an opportunity for moroccan medical librarians to meet , debate and exchange their experiences."
"I would like to express my deep gratitude for the training which was interesting and rich and touched upon the main points relevant to our work."
"Creo que ya lo había mencionado anteriormente, el servicio de atención a nuestros requerimientos ha mejorado muchísimo."
"I write to show my appreciation on your concerted efforts in rectifying the fault within a very short time. I am very grateful to your teams’ commitment in providing and sustaining this valuable and timely information resource to us."
"C'est nous qui vous remercions de votre collaboration. Hinari est pour nous d'un apport inestimable pour nos chercheurs."
"Words are beyond expression, all I can say is..... I am so grateful."
"We thank you very much for giving us permission to use HINARI as a resource. I received the user name and the password from our liberarian and the general manager. Our organization including the Ministry of Education is very grateful to you for assisting our education system by providing such valuable resource."
"I look forward to a prompt registration of our instituition to enable us research into a number of clinical activities of national interest."
"I am very impressed with HINARI and the access it provides to countries like Moldova."
"We at Egerton University had a privilege of documenting one case study (SUMAWA-Achieving Sustainable Watersheds) aided by access to research, through the research4Life programme. The documentary can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/user/HinariAgoraOare The documentary has had a positive impact on the usage of HINAGOA resources at our institution."
"HINARI. This has been a positive impact to research especially when carrying out online literature searches."
"HINARI has become very popular among academics and health professionals in Nigeria. There is no doubt that HINARI has made a great impact. I am currently carrying out a study on HINARI usage patterns among health professionals and researchers in selected institutions South western Nigeria. Preliminary data reveals that the majority of our health professionals and scientists rely mostly on HINARI for access to the published literature. Without HINARI, access to scholarly publications in the life sciences would be a nightmare for many them. I agree with Professor Fawole and Cynthia that HINARI is a great resource for all of us and thanks to all thos who made this possible."
United Republic of Tanzania
"I concur with you. HINARI is very important to most of the Scientists and Academicians. It has shown a difference. Much as we can under rate it but for sure it is something very special and valuable. Many thanks to those who initiated the Idea."
"Our use of HINARI has made the single biggest difference in our delivery or HIV medical care to orphans and pregnant women than anything else! So he would get enthusiastic comments from us, mixed with gratitude."
"I just could not believe it was real, it so amazing and entreat everyone to hook up with HINARI."
"I am so glad for knowing any new medical researchs."