Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition
The Hinari Team would like to invite you to participate in the Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition. This is a global case study competition to spotlight how users in the developing world have successfully advocated for a sustainable research culture. The competition is open to all researchers, librarians, policymakers, doctors and other professionals whose institution is either a registered user of one of the Research4Life programmes – Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – or who have access to online journals or books as a result of deals intermediated via INASP. Have you successfully advocated “upstream” for support for the research enterprise in your particular institution or country? Then enter our competition to win a travel grant to the Publishers for Development conference in the United Kingdom and one year subscription to a major reference work from one of our publisher partners. Share this opportunity with your colleagues!
INASP (www.inasp.info) is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.
Research4Life (www.research4Life.org) is a public-private partnership between over 200 international scientific publishers, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Cornell and Yale Universities and several technology partners. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to critical scientific research. Since 2002, the four programmes – Research in Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE) and Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) – have provided researchers at some 8,000 institutions in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to nearly 70,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, and applied sciences.