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Project ID: 1103167304
Entity: Bioline International
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Activity: Bioline International - Open Access to Scientific Literature from Developing Countries
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Activity description: Bioline International (BI) is an electronic publishing service committed to providing open access to quality scientific research generated in developing countries. The primary goal of BI is to improve the accessibility, visibility and research impact of research published in developing countries. With peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and more, BI provides a unique free service by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community. Open access to scientific information from developing countries is reducing the South to North knowledge gap that is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, food and nutritional security and international development. In addition, the sharing of scientific knowledge opens the way to the formation of research partnerships and shared grant applications, which, in time, will strengthen local capacity for research. See also: Bioline Publications: How its evolution has mirrored the growth of the Internet https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/71 Bioline International and the Journal of Post-graudate Medicine: A collaborative approach to open access publishing https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/2759
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Entity from: International
 
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
 
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
 
Related MDGs:
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
 
Activity type: Project, Publication, Training initiative
Time scale: Ongoing: 01/01/1993 -
Partners: Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA), Brazil http://www.cria.org.br Electronic Publishing Trust for Development http://www.epublishingtrust.org/ Department of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca University of Toronto Library http://www.library.utoronto.ca WSIS Civil Society Working Group – Scientific Information http://www.wsis-si.org/

 

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