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Where are university websites hiding all their research?

Where are university websites hiding all their research? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Are UK universities doing enough to make research accessible to students, funders and the public? Claire Shaw reports
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This question can equally be asked of African Universities.

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Courage Julius Logah's curator insight, January 25, 2013 1:06 AM

This is so true about Africa as well. At a recent Science Communication Course organized by #DRUSSA in ACCRA, we searched the participating Universities sites for completed and on-going research. It was very disappointing because though there were some news items on research, it was difficult to tell what research was currently going or had been completed recenly. It was agreed that most of the Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa needed to take a second look at their website with the aim of enhancing their research information output on it, to make it more accessible to students, funders and the public.

Uhawenimana Thierry Claudien's comment, March 22, 2013 1:26 AM
There is a need to inform researchers on the benefits of communicating their researches. In most cases, the researchers have a mindset of keeping their things to themselves!
Uhawenimana Thierry Claudien's comment, March 22, 2013 1:26 AM
There is a need to inform researchers on the benefits of communicating their researches. In most cases, the researchers have a mindset of keeping their things to themselves!
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The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Thomson Reuters have released the annual round of updates to their ranked list of journals by journal impact factor (JIF) in yesterday's Journal Citation Reports. Impact Factors have come under inc...
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Neglecting to confront conflicts of interest in industry-sponsored research unfairly burdens early career researchers

Neglecting to confront conflicts of interest in industry-sponsored research unfairly burdens early career researchers | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
As public funding shrinks, industry-sponsored research may be a remedy. But Rebecca Cassidy reports back from a workshop on how the pressure caused by scarcity of funding and conflicts of interest ...
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State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society - SciDev.Net

State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society SciDev.Net [BRASILIA] Twelve universities and research institutions from around the world have joined forces to assess the critical issues facing the world's tropical regions and to...
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Adobe for Academics

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Adobe education tutorials for Creative Suite products on Adobe for Academics
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Tools, templates, video's and tutorials for using Adobe products as a Academic. Very useful.

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Benefiting from Africa's Brain Migration - AllAfrica.com

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Benefiting from Africa's Brain Migration
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But reliable figures for the numbers of academics and researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa working in the developed world are few and far between.
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Free software to assist indigenous access to computers - SciDev.Net

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Free software to assist indigenous access to computers SciDev.Net [MEXICO CITY] Indigenous communities may benefit from new computer technology that allows them to access educational resources and the internet using their own language, says the...
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Debut for science's shot at informing global development - SciDev.Net

Debut for science's shot at informing global development - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Debut for science's shot at informing global development SciDev.Net Crowdsourcing could help to identify emerging development issues and ensure the global development agenda is more representative of views from the global South, says a prototype of...
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TDR | ESSENCE

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ESSENCE on Health Research (Enhancing Support for Strengthening the Effectiveness of National Capacity Efforts) is a collaborative framework between funding agencies to scale up research capacity. It aims to improve the impact of investments in institutions and people, and provides enabling mechanisms that address needs and priorities within national strategies on research for health.

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Calls for change in Africa's higher education - SciDev.Net

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Calls for change in Africa's higher education
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The 'how' might be contested but there's agreement on one thing: universities need reform to help drive development.
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CHET Update June 2014

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HET's HERANA project has released the updated performance indicator data collected from eight African flagship universities. Data covers the period 2009 to 2011.

The data enables universities to better assess their performance relative to their own institutional targets and to the performance of their peers across the continent. The data is also of use to higher education researchers, analysts, policy-makers and other decision-makers seeking a more detailed, empirically-based picture of African higher education.

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Improving Think Tank Management | Results for Development Institute

Improving Think Tank Management | Results for Development Institute | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"...In addition to research programs and policy engagement, there is a third component of strong organizations – management – that has been shown to be linked to the production of stronger policy research and its effective delivery to decision makers"

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Look out ResearchImpact...here comes Africa / Attention, RIR… l’Afrique entre en scène!

Look out ResearchImpact...here comes Africa / Attention, RIR… l’Afrique entre en scène! | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
David Phipps, RIR-York Is it knowledge mobilization? Is it Research Uptake Management? If it walks like a broker and acts like a broker it probably is a broker. And some African universities are br...
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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2

#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2 | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

At the end of the first day of the communications workshop at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) we identified a ‘universe’ of channels and tools" .... "Tools must be flexible but not entirely random and should avoid isolation. An isolated tool (a paper published on its own) is as good as nothing."

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Communication off the map: three principles for policy influence in emerging democracies - Research to Action

Communication off the map: three principles for policy influence in emerging democracies - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
When working on policy influence in Africa, it is easy to encounter situations for which there is no guidebook available. The mentors hired as part of the TTI PEC programmme confronted this stark reality.
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Comment on Developing research communication capacity: lessons from recent experiences by Supporting think tanks: 5 ideas for action | on think tanks

Comment on Developing research communication capacity: lessons from recent experiences by Supporting think tanks: 5 ideas for action | on think tanks | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
[…] Mostly donor led: Funders  also organised a number of workshops, webinars and other interventions managed by them (or by contractors) to provide the grantees with support.
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State eyes black and female graduates for research funding

State eyes black and female graduates for research funding | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The science and technology minister says research grants need to be significantly increased in order to increase the number of PhDs.
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Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize - Science Codex

Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize - Science Codex | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Science Codex Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize Science Codex Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only 4 percent of cultivated land is irrigated, compared with a...
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Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures - AllAfrica.com

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Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures AllAfrica.com In 2006, African countries' average public expenditure per university student was US$2,000 per year - more than twice as much as non-African developing countries...
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'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report - SciDev.Net

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'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report
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Some of the statistics in the latest Millennium Development Goals report are up to four years old, according to the lead author of the report published yesterday.
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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations - SciDev.Net

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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations
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A guide released yesterday details seven principles for good practice in strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
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Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania - SciDev.Net

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Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania
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[DAR ES SALAAM] Quintino Mgani is professor of chemistry at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Benefiting from Africa's brain migration - SciDev.Net

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Benefiting from Africa's brain migration
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Every year, thousands of highly educated Africans, including many of the continent's brightest academics and scholars, leave the continent to pursue careers in the developed world.
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

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Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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TTI PEC Nairobi Workshop - Stakeholder and Policy Mapping

Mapping stakeholders and policy environments A Presentation to TTI PEC Anglophone Africa Workshop 28 April 2014 Nicholas Benequista
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Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 3): Winemakers and intuition

Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 3): Winemakers and intuition | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"In a previous article I referred to a survey of South African winemakers which found that 76% regarded personal knowledge and intuition as extremely important for their winemaking (Boshoff, 2014). A question arises as to how the notion of intuition should be interpreted."

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