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May / June 2015 | Volume 14, Issue 3

​NIH to enhance research reproducibility

NIH has launched a new Rigor and Reproducibility web portal to enhance rigor and reproducibility in scientific research. The site includes the Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research developed during a recent workshop, NIH publications on the topic, online training modules and other information.

Tool created to promote African research

The African Journal Partnership Project (AJPP) has launched a tool to help editors of African publications disseminate health and medical findings to a wider audience, including policymakers, journalists, health care workers and the public. Fogarty helped develop the resource.

Funders strengthen African science

The new Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa, which has been established to encourage scientific excellence and develop research leadership in the region, has received $4.5 million in seed money from the Wellcome Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UK government.

Research productivity rising in Africa

Health research productivity in Africa has improved significantly over the past 15 years, an analysis published in the British Medical Journal shows. The study includes country data from the World Bank and the 107,662 African articles cited in PubMed.

Malaria medicine in pipeline is reviewed

The global nonprofit UNITAID has updated its "Malaria Medicines Landscape" report on current and potential interventions and diagnostics for malaria, including single dose treatments, pediatric formulations and chemoprevention.

US government assesses global partners

A dozen innovative and scalable public-private partnerships are highlighted in a new report by the U.S. State Department. Examples include collaborations engaging young Africans in leadership, expanding Internet access in poor countries and fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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