Revista de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0124-0064
PULIDO O, Diony; ROBLEDO M, Rocío; AGUDELO, Carlos A and GRUPO DE TRABAJO NECOBELAC. Scientific writing, scientific communication and open access: an international, multidisciplinary project NECOBELAC. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.2, pp.310-314. ISSN 0124-0064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0124-00642009000200015.
A collaboration network involving 6 countries in Europe, Latin-America and the Caribbean has embarked on a project (Network of Collaboration Between Europe and Latin American Caribbean Countries-NECOBELAC; www.necobelac.eu) aimed at improving scientific writing open access and scholarly communication to spread know-how regarding current and future issues and information related to health. The NECOBELAC project is sponsored by the European Community (7th Framework Programme) and will last for 3 years. The project recognises the challenge arising from socio-cultural differences between the participating countries and will deal with generating networks involving institutions working in close collaboration for carrying out training and know-how exchange programmes aimed at producing open access information and spreading it (including technical and ethical aspects). The NECOBELAC project currently involves the Istituto Superiore di Sanità - ISS from Italy (coordinating the project), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) from Spain, the University of Nottingham (SHERPA) from the United Kingdom, BIREME from Brazil, the Instituto de Salud Pública (ISP) from Colombia and the Universidade de Minho from Portugal.
Keywords : Communication; open access to information; Europe; Latin-America.