OUP and NLM provide free research access to Nepal aid workers

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Oxford University Press (OUP) is partnering with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as they launch their Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) to provide free access to biomedical research for healthcare professionals and aid workers responding to the recent earthquake in Nepal.

As part of this initiative OUP is providing free access to over 532,000 articles from 71 journals, including Clinical Infectious Diseases, Epidemiologic Reviews, International Health, and Pathogens and Diseases which will be freely available until 23rd May, 2015.

Alison Denby, publishing director at OUP, said: 'Our thoughts are with those affected by the crisis in Nepal, and we hope that through our involvement with the EAI we are able to support those working to care for people impacted by this disaster.'

The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.

The EAI serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.