Monthly Archives: October 2015

Travel grant recipient Om Basukala from Nepal shares his joy on being able to pursue a PhD and acknowledges the support he received from AuthorAID

Thank you AuthorAID and INASP for giving me an opportunity to attend ‘Trieste Course Leishmania 2014’ and present my work at ICGEB, Trieste, Italy, by supporting me with a travel grant last year. This was a dream come true for someone like me in a developing country to kick start my research enthusiasm. I was well appreciated for my presentation and work at ICGEB, which paved a path towards my future research career. It gives me immense pleasure to share with you my recent successful application to pursue a PhD at ICGEB, with an Arturo Falaschi Fellowship award to continue my research work in infectious disease. I will be working at ICGEB, Trieste Tumor Virology Group, being supervised by Dr. Lawrence Banks on disinterring the mechanisms of human papilloma virus-induced tumorogenesis. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide, mainly in developing countries. Once again, thank you for … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 23 October 2015

Quote “The recently concluded 2015 European Conference of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) provided a refreshing eye-opener about current developments and challenges in academic publishing.  I benefited very much by participating in this conference, and also enjoyed meeting other international editors; and my sincere thanks to INASP, for facilitating and supporting this opportunity.” Thilini Rajapakse Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry Updates The latest AuthorAID online course started on 20 October 2015. The course includes over 1,200 participants and 20 facilitators from the AuthorAID community. One of the winners of the 2015 INASP/UNESCO Open Access Week competition, Dr Roshan Kumar Karn, has received a special recommendation from the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development for their work with Open Access in Nepal. This week is Open Access Week and we have been having lively discussion about open access on Twitter with our library community. This week the … Continue reading

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Evidence-informed policy making in Zimbabwe:  Challenges, Successes and Opportunities

INASP’s partner ZeipNET organises a Knowledge Cafe in collaboration with US embassy to discuss challenges, opportunities and success story to implement evidence-informed policy making in Zimbabwe. Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 19 October 2015

Quote “Our mathematicians have been asking for these titles for some time, and we know that access will improve their productivity and strengthen the role of the library as part of campus research.” Janegrace K.Kinyanjui, University Librarian at Egerton University in Kenya, on the recent announcement of access to SIAM journals for institutions in 16 countries Updates The video of last week’s panel discussion on open access at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which included Communications Coordinator Siân Harris, is now available online. A grant from the VakaYiko project funded a recent two-day workshop in Nigeria to build the capacity of staff in the Health, Solid Waste Management and Sanitation agencies in Lagos to use data in service delivery. Upcoming events Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, winner of the latest INASP’s Journals Online workshop grant, will hold a workshop entitled ‘Training for Compliance with International Publishing Standards’ from 18-19 October 2015. Sioux … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2015: Join the conversation with INASP

This week is Open Access Week 2015 and the theme is ‘Open for Collaboration’. INASP, in collaboration with UNESCO, is hosting a competition for 10 successful applicants with grants to support Open Access-related events. Activities will showcase what universities and research institutions within developing and emerging countries are planning and doing. Supported activities in 2015 include the training of rural health workers in Tanzania, events supporting the ‘Reach of Research’ in Nepal and the launch of an institutional repository, along with an open access conference in Cuba. At INASP we will put focus on the week, and on our competition winners, by posting daily challenges and questions around Open Access. All our partners are encouraged to get involved on social media and the Open Access Week website. We hope to share ideas, information and stories from around the world. If you do not already, follow INASP on Twitter @INASPinfo, tag … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 12 October 2015

Quotes Sioux Cumming has received many positive messages in response to the recent introduction of iThenticate software through CrossCheck to editors of journals on the Sri Lanka Journals Online, Bangladesh Journals Online and Nepal Journals Online platforms. Here are three of the comments: “Thank you so much for your mail and the initiatives you are doing to enhance the quality of the articles published by the journals through the site Sri Lanka Journals online (SLJOL). This is another support INASP is giving to Sri Lanka to uplift the quality of Sri Lankan Journals, thanks once again.” “Yes, we would be interested in using CrossCheck. In the past we have had one or two articles that we suspected had some issues (re plagiarism) and we checked them manually. Having access to CrossCheck would be useful!” “We have a major problem with plagiarised articles, especially from foreign authors. All this time we … Continue reading

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