Building and Maintaining Bibliographic Database for AIDS Research in Malawi

Aim: 

To create the Malawi AIDS Research Database (MARD) to be housed at the College of Medicine (COM) at the University of Malawi, which will include (1) unpublished articles and reports that constitute the bulk of research on AIDS in Malawi; (2) links to published articles that are available without subscription on the Web; and (3) published articles accessible through the PSC Demography library.

Abstract: 

In Malawi, researchers studying AIDS have difficulty locating papers and reports that describe previous research. As a result, most research projects begin anew. We thus propose to build on the wide range of contacts that we have developed over nearly a decade of research in Malawi to create the Malawi AIDS Research Database (MARD) to be housed at the College of Medicine (COM) at the University of Malawi. This will include: 1) unpublished articles and reports that constitute the bulk of research on AIDS in Malawi; 2) links to published articles that are available without subscription on the Web; 3) published articles to which we have access through the PSC Demography library. Such a database will have intrinsic value for scholars in Malawi.

Funded By: 
PARC
Funded By: 
NICHD
Award Dates: 
July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
PARC Grant Year: 
Year 13