The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) will be offering free subcriptions through the HINARI initiative to developing countries in South America, Asia and Africa.
In 2000 a WHO survey found that 56 percent of institutions in the poorest countries had no current subscriptions to academic journals. In response, WHO founded HINARI, which now grants developing countries access to one of the largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Now JOVE is joining this amazing initiative.
JOVE publishes video articles demonstrating advanced experiments performed in laboratories of top research universities. Visualizing the experiments rather than trying to reproduce them from the often brief materials & methods section of papers is the best way to be able to reproduce previous experiments and set-up new techniques in a lab. This becomes particularly important in developing countries, where learning cutting-edge experimental techniques, whether via courses or by visiting laboratories with the desired expertise, is often very difficult.
We will celebrate this great news by using several JOVE articles as part of the teaching materials in the course.