2016 has brought us our share of birthdays with OARE turning a decade and HINARI hitting 15. We’ve celebrated with an exciting case study competition, this time with INASP, our longstanding partner in research capacity building. In June, we called for stories from doctors, researchers, policymakers and librarians who have successfully advocated for research support boosting the role of evidence across all their sectors. A competition like this not only helps us connect with Research4Life users, it also helps us share their compelling stories with our partners, potential funders, policymakers and journalists.
2016 is also the year we transitioned to a new Research4Life Executive Council Chair and we’d like to send a huge thank you to our immediate past Chair Richard Gedye, Director of Outreach Programmes, International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) for sharing his expertise and energy over the past two years. Thankfully, Richard will continue to drive and participate in many of Research4Life’s teams contributing to our partnership’s impact, fundraising and governance. We are also keen to welcome our brand new Chair, Daniel Dollar, Director of Collection Development at Yale University Library a longtime Research4Life advocate. Kimberly Parker, HINARI programme manager, will serve as Vice Chair, taking over the gavel in two years’ time.
Read on to find out more about our anniversaries, who the competition winners are and what we’ve been up to the last few months. Interested in getting more involved or telling the Research4Life story from your own organization? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ylann Schemm, Chair of the Research4Life Communications & Marketing Team and Elsevier Foundation Programme Director