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Friday, November 08, 2013

Accelerating Science Award Program honours Bioline International as a High-Impact Open Access Organization

Bioline International has been honoured by the Accelerating Science Award Program as a high-impact open access organization! 

"This inclusion could not have come at a better time," Bioline Director, Leslie Chan says, "as we are marking the 20th anniversary of Bioline this coming December. Bioline International is the collective effort of many partners and dedicated volunteers, and the project would not be possible without the long term commitment of our collaborators at the Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA), based in Campinas, Brazil, and in particular the work of Sidnei de Souza." Bioline co-founder, Barbara Kirsop, has exclaimed her excitement about the award. Fellow Bioline-partner Vanderlai Canhos at CRIA celebrates Barbara in this award, remarking in an email to Barbara: "You are Bioline's mother. Without your vision, commitment and persistence there would be no Bioline... Congratulations to all the partners in this effort!"

Excerpt from the ASAP Portfoli
The entire Bioline Team - spanning across the globe - wishes to extend many thanks again to the ASAP program for this honour.

The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) is led by a coalition of open access organizations, such as PLOS, Google, and the Wellcome Trust. The ASAP awards celebrate "how the unrestricted exchange of information can advance science and medicine and benefit society". During Open Access Week 2013, the ASAP awards were hosted in Washington by the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the World Bank. ASAP celebrated Bioline as a "High-Impact Open Access Organization" by featuring the organization in the ASAP Portfolio.
Here's to Bioline's ability to provide 20 more years and beyond of open access and distribution of scholarly research from our partner journals in their mission to improve global health through the advancement of science and medicine!

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