Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mapping the progress of science in Africa

The  World Conference on Science, held in conjunction with UNESCO and the ICSU in 1999, declared, ‘Equal access to science is not only a social and ethical requirement for human development, but also essential for realizing the full potential of scientific communities worldwide and for orienting scientific progress towards meeting the needs of humankind.’ Several… Read more »

Developing World Publishing

Sharing research data to improve public health

Advances in information technology have revolutionised science by enabling researchers to freely and openly share large datasets with investigators beyond the original research team. Whilst data sharing is now the norm in fields such as physics and genetics, a number of obstacles including time and cost constraints, in addition to technical and ethical issues, have… Read more »