Dialogue on research equity in Tanzania

On 13-14 March, COSTECH and INASP will bring together stakeholders from across Tanzania’s research and knowledge system to discuss how to enable a more equitable system in order to nurture a wider pool of research talent in support of national development.

Digital strategy reflects INASP’s values and experience

At the core of INASP’s digital strategy is the premise that our approaches must be sustainable, relevant and appropriate to the needs of our partners. We reflect on how these approaches have been embedded throughout our digital development work for many years.

Ethiopia research equity dialogue.

Common themes emerge for improving research equity in Uganda and Ethiopia

Towards the end of 2018, INASP and local partners held national dialogue events with stakeholders from across the research and knowledge systems to consider issues of equity. Dr Femi Nzegwu, who leads INASP’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning work, summarizes some of the key learning from two events in Africa.

What can scholarly publishers do to help improve research equity?

This week Anne Powell participated in a panel discussion on recognizing biases and blind spots in improving diversity and inclusion in scholarly publishing at an SSP meeting before the Academic Publishing in Europe conference. In this post she shares some of what she spoke about the needs of Southern researchers and gives some practical recommendations for how people who work in the publishing industry can help.

Think Check Submit logo.

Survey reveals need for good guidance about trustworthy places to publish research

Finding an appropriate and trustworthy journal to publish in is a challenge for many researchers around the world and a common concern for researchers in INASP’s AuthorAID network. INASP is a founder and committee member of the Think. Check. Submit. initiative, which is helping researchers choose journals they can trust. The findings from Think. Check. Submit.’s recent survey, discussed in this press release, reveal the need for this work and will help guide development of the initiative in 2019.

Discussions in Bangladesh.

Towards an equitable research system for Bangladesh

In October and November 2018, INASP and national partners organized a series of dialogues in Africa and Asia to explore how national research systems could be made more equitable by overcoming prevailing challenges. In this post, Haseeb Md. Irfanullah writes about recent work in Bangladesh to develop a shared vision for the country’s research system.

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