The Research to Action team were revisiting one of our favourite blogs Intelligent Measurement and came across this really great slideshare of a presentation given by Glenn O’Neill at the European Evaluation Society Conference in Helsinki, Finland in October 2012.
Making your research accessible
If research can’t be found, or is not easily understood by target audiences it simply does not travel, falling at the first hurdle in the process of trying to bring about change.
Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of Open Access publishing and explain what Open Access is through this short animated video.
INASP are looking for a Senior Programme Manager to lead the Research Access and Availability programme.
This post looks at the power of case studies as a tool for communicating with different stakeholders, and is a timely overview given the Increasing number of practitioners and researchers being asked to develop case studies as part of project evaluation.
For those of you who are new to Open Access or would like understand it further Research to Action has put together a list of useful places on the web where you can find out more.
Cartoons have been used in political satire a lot. However, with new media, cartoon animations are increasingly being used to inform, educate, influence, and bring to public domain issues of significance.
Biomed Central’s Publishing Director Deborah Kahn speaks to Allison Stevens about the cross-cutting themes that emerged during two high profile conferences on Open Access that took place recently in Berlin and Cape Town.
BioMed Central, an open access journal publisher in biology and medicine, hosted the 3rd Open Access Africa conference at the University of Cape Town from 4-5 November 2012, giving us the opportunity to ask “What is the state of open access?”
Allison Stevens argues that Open Access holds a lot of potential for Africa, but that we need to remember words that like ‘repositories’, ‘creative commons’, and even ‘open access’ are terms that people outside of the academic realm are not familiar with.