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NECOBELAC — Result In Brief

Project ID: 230583
Funded under: FP7-SIS
Country: Italy

Developing tools for public health in Latin America

Jointly developed training tools and knowledge databases between Europe and Latin America will help raise the standard of public health, particularly for developing countries.
Developing tools for public health in Latin America
Enhancing the production and dissemination of quality scientific information in public health is a global priority that can support every nation in improving the well-being of its citizens. The EU-funded project NECOBELAC promoted open access publishing models within the field among European and Latin American academic and research institutions.

Bringing together institutions from both regions of the world, the project developed and implemented a training strategy in scientific writing and open access publishing, supported by training tools and networking mechanisms. The training part involved 8 train-the-trainers courses in Europe and Latin America, as well as 40 training replication activities at local level that attracted over 1 000 participants.

Key tools in this respect included topic maps based on semantic web modules and training modules related to scientific publication. Detailed information on the project training experience, including topic maps on scientific writing and open access publishing were made available online and more information is available on the project website. Importantly, the project prepared online material and printed material in English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish to support training, dissemination and appropriate use of the project's results at local level.

Another key project achievement involved numerous dissemination activities to strengthen the project impact, including several journal articles, newsletters, presentations, posters and progress reports, which were all published online. This helped improve and strengthen networking activities between European and Latin American nations, stimulating the development of information tools and digital archives.

The result is a community of institutions that promote the dissemination of health knowledge and develop joint research activities. As the barriers to creating synergies fall, citizens will feel the benefits of a stronger, better informed health system on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Keywords

Public health, scientific writing, training, digital archives, information tools, networking
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