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TRREE Training and Resources for Research Ethics Evaluation for Africa
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South African Journal of Bioethics and Law
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Gesnerus : Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Sciences
Gesnerus is the official journal of the Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Natural Sciences. It publishes original articles, short communications and documents on different periods and aspects of the history of medicine and sciences and also focuses on theoretical and social aspects of this subject. Journals from 2006 to the present only have summaries of articles, otherwise it is full text. The Web site features an index volume and advanced search function. The publication is produce
National Mental Health Development Unit
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Antonio Ortega Antonio Ortega is an associate professor in the Signal and Image Processing Institute in the Integrated Media Systems Center at the University of Southern California. His site also includes an overview of his research, some experimental results, teaching material on wavelets and biographical information.
This site provides publications on multimedia communications and coding, signal processing, compression, classification and tracking, all in PDF format.
Antonio Ortega is an associate professor in the Signal and Image Processing Institute in the Integrated Media Systems Center at the University of Southern California. His site also includes an overview of his research, some experimental results, teaching material on wavelets and biographical information.
Pathways of women's empowerment
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International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
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IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
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"The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights."The United Nations (UN) website provides details of its activities, including peace and security, development, human rights, humanitarian affairs and international law. There are sections covering the UN's main b
Latindex is an index to scholarly journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal which is maintained by an international network of organisations. It includes a searchable directory of titles with publication details and links to over 2,400 ejournals. In terms of the latter. although many abstracts and tables of contents are offered, full text articles are often accessible to subscribers only. It is possible to browse the database by title, country of publication and subject area
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
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'The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), formerly International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), sets standards for business financial statements. This website, maintained by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, provides free comprehensive information about international financial reporting. ' It is presented in blog-style format, with the latest standards news, plus giving many useful links to more information or other finance websites. for example, there is information on major bodies
World Federation of Exchanges
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Journal of public economics
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pedocs is a scholarly open access document server for publications in the field of educational research and educational science.It forms part of the German Education Portal. provided by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) , and funded by the German Research Association (DFG). It is a major starting point for tracing open access pre prints, monographs and papers covering all areas of education. This includes coverage of teaching, the economics of education, and all
Turkey: IRI resources
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Election 2010 blog
This blog was created by staff and researchers at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. It contains political analysis and comment on the campaigns, politics and conduct of the UK 2010 general election.
Angola: Human Security Gateway
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