4 June 2012. Building a viable research culture in developing countries takes more than just access; it calls for training in how to find and use scientific resources, sufficient bandwidth, author workshops and much more.
But access certainly forms a critical foundation on which to build. In mid May, Research4Life announced that the content available through its collaborative public-private partnership has dramatically increased since 2011 to 17,000 peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and databases. Thanks to this rise, more than 6,000 institutions in more than 100 developing countries now have free or low cost access to peer-reviewed online content.