INASP has been working with Sri Lanka since 2003. Below you will find information on the areas we are currently working on with our partners there.
Research Access and Availability
INASP negotiates with international publishers to secure national licenses on behalf of Sri Lanka, for free or significantly discounted online access to journals and books. This is managed by a coordinating team involving representatives from several Sri Lankan universities. To find out what is available to researchers and students in Sri Lanka, click on ‘Research literature’ below.
We support training in a range of areas related to digital information management and library consortium development. Our training materials can be downloaded in the Training courses and downloads section. To see what events have taken place recently in your country or are coming up soon, take a look at the ‘Events’ section on the right.
Research Production and Communication
We support local research communication through our AuthorAID project. This includes research writing courses, an active discussion list and a mentoring platform that matches early career researchers to more experienced researchers.
In Sri Lanka we are working with the Sri Lanka Medical Association, and the Research Promotion and Facilitation Centre at the University of Colombo to embed research and proposal writing skills courses in their course curricula.
We support local research dissemination through the Journals Online (JOL) projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes hosting online peer-reviewed journals plus running training courses on strengthening the quality of local journals. The JOLs provide a cost-effective and secure forum for online journals, which gives them greater online visibility and discovery. Journals from Sri Lanka are included on SLJOL. We are working to hand over management of SLJOL to the National Science Foundation over the next two years.
If you would like further information on any of the above areas, please contact our partners directly through our key contact page.
For some recent facts and figures about INASP's work with Sri Lanka, see this factsheet (1Mb).