Development and research organizations’ primary focus is on delivering programmes that improve lives or discover new research findings. Keeping track of the outputs of the work can be difficult for large and often geographically spread organizations even within the organization, but making this information available to the wider world in a coherent form is even more of a challenge.
The benefits of sharing research findings and knowledge are widely understood, but the task of putting this into practice for investment portfolios worth hundreds of millions of dollars by gathering together reports, images, data and publications, which are in multiple formats and locations, can be beyond the capacity and expertise of many organizations.
CABI has exactly this type of expertise, gained over many years of collecting, abstracting, indexing and publishing scientific and development information for a wide audience, as has been done with our database, CAB Abstracts. More recently we have put this expertise to use helping organizations to catalogue and manage their institutional knowledge to best effect through the web, as we have done with the Research for Development site.
Find out more about our work in helping organizations manage research information.