Four things we learned about supporting research and knowledge in ‘harder to reach’ places

Over the past few years we have tried to understand and support aspects of the research and knowledge systems in Sierra Leone and the Puntland region of Somalia. Here we share some of the lessons learnt

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Sharing ideas across the research and knowledge system in Sri Lanka

Bringing together researchers, librarians, journal editors and policymakers in Sri Lanka gave an interesing opportunity to share experiences and challenges.

Helping researchers distinguish credible journals

Journals with dubious publishing practices cause problems for authors and readers of these journals, as well as for genuine journals that could be unfairly distrusted. INASP's projects, and role in Think. Check. Submit. are helping to address these challenges.

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Three ways our new website can help you put research at the heart of development

Our new website helps you to find out what we do and how we are working with partners towards a vision of research and knowledge at the heart of development.

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More than 80 Global South journals awarded JPPS starred status

First Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS) assessments highlight excellence in Southern journal publishing practices

AuthorAID launches new research collaboration forum to catalyse international research partnerships

Researchers from across the global research community have been requesting help in finding research collaborators. The new AuthorAID forums (forums.authoraid.info) have been developed in response to this need.

Gender data reveals trends and gaps in global research and knowledge

Building on our recent work in gender in higher education and to strengthen our knowledge of the global landscape for women, we recently commissioned a desk study of available data related to gender equality in higher education and research, digital literacy, research communications and publishing, and public policy. Jenny Birchall shares some of the themes that emerged.

Sustainable development through stronger library consortia networking in Latin America

“[Access to research literature] is very important, because this will allow us to improve the quality of research in Nicaragua.” Our Central American consortia partners reflect on collaborative approaches to support sustainable research access, which were discussed at a regional meeting that was held in El Salvador in November 2017.

Seven ways to support organizational change for evidence use

Seven ways to support organizational change for evidence use

How can we support organizational change in the way evidence is used in policy? Contextual understanding, locally led approaches and flexibility are required, writes Clara Richards

AuthorAID MOOC participants reflect on important and inspiring takeaways from the course

Samuel Yigzaw, Adetoun Oyelude, Al-Kassim Hassan Mohammed and Atebeh Lekah are four participants from AuthorAID’s recent MOOC on research communication. In this post, they share some of the useful lessons they learned from the online course, and explain how they will use the knowledge they developed to advance their research careers.