The Science and Development Network

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SciDev.Net offers you:

  • Access to the latest science and technology news, opinions and analysis, worldwide and in your region.
  • Policy briefs providing in-depth analysis of key topics in a concise format.
  • Regional gateways providing information directly relevant to your region.
  • Free access to selected full papers in Science and Nature normally only available through paid subscription.

Topics of focus includes:

  • Agri-biotech
  • Bird flu
  • Biodiversity
  • Brain drain
  • Climate change
  • Desert science
  • Ethics of research
  • Genomics
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Malaria
  • Nanotechnology
  • R&D policy
  • Science communication e-guide
  • Science publishing
  • Technology transfer
  • Tsunami

The South Asia network:

  • The network includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and provides news and features from across the region.
  • SciDev.Net is keen to collaborate with individuals and organisations in the region that are interested in building closer links between scientists, decision makers, the media and the public.
  • Nearly 3,000 people in South Asia receive SciDev.Net’s weekly news emails.
  • SciDev.Net gets over 7,000 visits from South Asia each month.
  • SciDev.Net is building its network of freelance journalists from South Asia and so far 21 have written for the SciDev.Net website.
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