Tag Archives: Research

Evaluating the Impact of Healthcare Information

HIFA ( Healthcare Information for All ) have just announced their new project: Evaluating the Impact of Healthcare Information. Evaluating the impact of healthcare information activities (organisations, services, products, publications ) is challenging but necessary to: -identify what works and … Continue reading

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BMJ launches Research to Publication

A new British Medical Journal ( BMJ ) programme has been launched which aims to build capabilities for trustworthy, publishable and usable health research. See the website.  This is a comprehensive e-learning programme focused on developing skills in clinical and … Continue reading

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Still Seeking Medical Librarians from East Africa

Jeanette Murphy, Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at University College London, is still trying to find librarians who would be willing to contribute to a feature column  ( International Perspectives and Initiatives ) which she edits for Health Information … Continue reading

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New Research4Life Training Material Portal

The new Research4Life training portal has been launched ( see website ). The goal of this resource is to centrally locate the inter-discipline training material and other training related information from all four Research4Life programmes-HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI. The … Continue reading

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Scientific Research in Africa is Gathering Momentum

Thanks to hifa2015 for spotting this article in The Economist. Here are two extracts. In health care, more clinical trials are taking place in Africa than before. The vast majority of local laboratories still fail to meet the World Health … Continue reading

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Open Access : One Small Step or a Giant Leap ?

The UK’s Department for International Development ( DFID ) recently announced the welcome news that all publicly funded development research is to become freely available. As the recent ” Academic Spring ” debate attests, this is good news for most, … Continue reading

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Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Conference will be held at the Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) from 7-8 November 2012.  Pre-conference workshops will be held on 6 November.  The theme of the Conference is Networked scholarship in a networked world: … Continue reading

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Malawi: Launch of national health research agenda

This will guide Malawi’s research activities, policymaking and health service delivery over the next five years. It will move research away from being externally driven to focus on locally relevant priorities. “Research priorities identified in the agenda include: communicable diseases, … Continue reading

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Enhancing Access to Health Information in Africa: research, collaboration and innovation

AHILA Net has announced a call for papers for the above theme at the 13th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries to be held from 15-19 October 2012, at the National Assembly, Praia City, Cape Verde. Sub-themes … Continue reading

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Call for partners – African working group on strengthening access to and use of research information

The collective experience of British Library for Development Studies (BLDS), International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and our partners in African research institutions demonstrates that improving access to and use … Continue reading

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