Medical Writing Good Pharma AuthorAID: An international service and chance to serve
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Volume 22, Issue 4 - Good Pharma

AuthorAID: An international service and chance to serve

Abstract

Medical and other researchers in developing countries conduct much valuable research. Yet difficulties in writing and publication often prevent this research from being widely known. AuthorAID (http://www.authoraid.info), a project of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), was established in 2007 to help address this problem. Aspects of AuthorAID include on-site and online instruction, a resource library, a blog, an e-mail discussion list, small grants, and mentorship. Medical writers can contribute to AuthorAID by volunteering as mentors and assisting in other ways. In addition, AuthorAID resources can help medical writers and the researchers worldwide with whom they work.

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References

  1. AuthorAID theme issue of INASP Newsletter. 2011;(44) [cited 2013 Aug 28]. Available from: http://www.inasp.info/uploads/filer_public/2013/04/09/inasp_newsletter_44.pdf
  2. Freeman P, Robbins A. The publishing gap between rich and poor: the focus of AuthorAID. J Public Health Policy 2006;27(2):196–203.
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  4. Walker J. The AuthorAID project at INASP: building on a holistic approach to research communication. Serials 2009;22(3):220–3.

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