11 December 2005

Online access to research in the environment

Building on the successful HINARI and AGORA initiatives, a new environmental portal - Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) - is being developed to provide the developing world with free or reduced cost access to the scholarly environmental record of the world's major scientific publishing houses.

Focused on the information needs of the expert environmental community in the developing world, OARE will leverage proven information and communication technologies, recent digitization of vast quantities of global scientific information, and a creative new public-private partnership to help reduce the North-South scientific gap and the digital divide.

The project currently involves the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Cornell University and several leading publishers.




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