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About Andy Nobes

Andy Nobes is Programme Officer, Research Development and Support at INASP.

Open Access plays a vital role in developing-country research communication
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In an article first published in a special Open Access-themed edition of  ISMTE’s EON Magazine, INASP’s Andy Nobes considers Open Access and its role in developing-country research communication. Open Access (OA) has always resonated strongly with INASP’s vision of improving access, production, and use of research in developing countries. We meet many researchers, journal editors, and librarians who are passionate about OA as a means of revolutionising access and research communication (both locally and internationally), aiding global collaboration, and helping them to reach their development goals. Knowledge and implementation of OA principles amongst researchers is growing but remains patchy across different regions, and there are many misconceptions about what it means in practice. Meanwhile, OA journal publishing in the global South is progressing, but there are still barriers to overcome. Confusion over definitions of Open Access In our work with researchers in lower-middle income countries in Africa, Latin America, and … Continue reading

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Journals Online platforms highlight cancer research in developing world
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Today is World Cancer Day and research into cancer is going on all over the world. Andy Nobes shares some of the recent research into aspects of cancer published in journals discoverable through some of our Journals Online platforms. The Journals Online project, managed by INASP, provides country-wide or region-wide portals for showcasing research published in those countries or regions and bringing that research to an international audience. In Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL), recent publications on the topic include studies on cancer genetics and the links between substance abuse and cancer. Recent research published in Nepal (Nepal Journals Online, or NepJOL) includes comparisons of different treatment approaches for rectal cancer and studies into adverse drug reactions to chemotherapy. Recent papers in Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) cover topics such as parent stress in childhood cancer, potential treatment of prostate cancer and studies of lung cancer in mice. You can use the … Continue reading

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JOLs platforms provide gateway to Southern HIV/AIDS research – part 4: Living with HIV/AIDS
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On World AIDS Day, Andy Nobes takes a look at some recent research into HIV/AIDS from Southern researchers Today is World AIDS Day. HIV/AIDS is a pressing issue for many of the countries in which INASP works. It is also a significant focus for research in these countries. This series of posts share a selection of recent research on the topic from the Journals Online (JOLs) platforms. The first post looked at some research in the area of public knowledge and education about HIV and AIDS. The second post looked at research into the broader health implications of HIV/AIDS, the complications and the effectiveness of different approaches to treatment. The third post looked at a range of research into the disease, its prevalence and potential treatment. In this final post we share some recent research into living with HIV/AIDS. (Some articles on the AJOL platform may not be open access. … Continue reading

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JOLs platforms provide gateway to Southern HIV/AIDS research – part 3: research
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On World AIDS Day, Andy Nobes takes a look at some recent research into HIV/AIDS from Southern researchers Today is World AIDS Day. HIV/AIDS is a pressing issue for many of the countries in which INASP works. It is also a significant focus for research in these countries. This series of posts share a selection of recent research on the topic from the Journals Online (JOLs) platforms. The first post looked at some research in the area of public knowledge and education about HIV and AIDS. The second post looked at research into the broader health implications of HIV/AIDS, the complications and the effectiveness of different approaches to treatment. This post looks at a range of research into the disease, its prevalence and potential treatment. (Some articles on the AJOL platform may not be open access. However, researchers in the developing world can register for free access on the AJOL website). … Continue reading

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JOLs platforms provide gateway to Southern HIV/AIDS research – part 2: health studies
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On World AIDS Day, Andy Nobes takes a look at some recent research into HIV/AIDS from Southern researchers Today is World AIDS Day. HIV/AIDS is a pressing issue for many of the countries in which INASP works. It is also a significant focus for research in these countries. This series of posts share a selection of research from the past year on the topic from the Journals Online (JOLs) platforms. The first post looked at some research in the area of public knowledge and education about HIV and AIDS. Another area where there is considerable research is in the broader health implications of HIV/AIDS, the complications and the effectiveness of different approaches to treatment. (Some articles on the AJOL platform may not be open access. However, researchers in the developing world can register for free access on the AJOL website). Psychiatric Co-morbidity in HIV/AIDS: A Neglected Issue Journal of Psychiatrists’ … Continue reading

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JOLs platforms provide gateway to Southern HIV/AIDS research – part 1: knowledge and education
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On World AIDS Day, Andy Nobes takes a look at some recent research into HIV/AIDS from Southern researchers Today is World AIDS Day. HIV/AIDS is a pressing issue for many of the countries in which INASP works. It is also a significant focus for research in these countries. This post and the next three posts share a selection of research from the past year on the topic from the Journals Online (JOLs) platforms. This first post looks at some research in the area of public knowledge and education about HIV and AIDS. (Some articles on the AJOL platform may not be open access. However, researchers in the developing world can register for free access on the AJOL website). Knowledge Regarding HIV/AIDS Among the Adult Population in a Rural Community Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh Implementing HIV/AIDS Education: Impact of Teachers’ Training on HIV/AIDS Education in Bangladesh Journal of Health, … Continue reading

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