Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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AuthorAID is a worldwide online network that provides support, mentoring, resources, and training opportunities to researchers in developing countries, improving the chance of publishing their research. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research. AuthorAID is based at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), and is supported by the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA), the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). In July 2012, more than 5000 researchers and others, from over 150 countries, were registered with AuthorAID, with 700 registered as mentors.

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