Achieving Research Impact in ICT4D
The presentations here formed a one-day workshop held in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak in February 2012. Although the theme of the topic is approached from the perspective of Information and Communication Technologies for Development, (ICT4D) particularly within the Malaysian context, many of the principles are equally applicable to other disciplines. There are also some other important resource materials here, and they will be added to from time to time in order to keep the page up to date. The target audience is early-career researchers/PhDs who wish to advance their careers with the professional skills they will need in order to have their research noticed and acknowledged and put to good use.
Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, provides the big picture on how open access publishing benefits scientists and people all over the world.
Three inspiring stories from fellows of AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) that showcase agricultural innovations based on research that are serving rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices
Exasperated by rising subscription costs charged by academic publishers, Harvard University has encouraged its faculty members to make their research freely available through open access journals and to resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls. A memo from Harvard Library to the university's 2,100 teaching and research staff called for action after warning it could no longer afford the price hikes imposed by many large journal publishers, which bill the library around $3.5m a year