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GDN’s online services include a database of researchers, research organizations, publications and the GDN Data Initiative. To register with GDN, researchers should complete a GDNetResearcher Profile: GDNet Researcher Profiles are available to all development researchers and are subject to eligibility. See the GDN website for many other online services:

Services Available through the GDN Web site:

GDN Online Services:

  • Supporting research through the internet: GDNet Knowledge Base is an online library at your fingertips. The GDN Knowledge Base: is a comprehensive gateway to the latest and best development research, on the internet brings together research from research centers worldwide in one easily searchable database. Features research available free online accompanied by clear conclusion based summaries - saving you time on the internet.
  • Find an expert or partner organization: Uniquely, the GDNet Knowledge Base also features profiles of development researchers and research organizations, complete with details of research specializations, contact details and links to online research produced, as well as researchers' cvs and photos. Whether tracking down a colleague from a conference, looking for an expert to peer-review your work or finding a partner organization on the other side of the world, the GDNet Knowledge Base can help.
  • GDNet Researcher Profile. Promote yourself and your work. The researcher profile is an online tool for you as a researcher to promote yourself and your work to an international audience. Your profile, which will highlight your research interests, skills and experience, will be included in our fully searchable Knowledge Base. It will be linked to a profile of your employing institution and to your online research outputs, so creating a live bibliography of your work. You can also include your cv and a photo.
  • Get online for free. Researchers in areas of limited connectivity can take advantage of our free digitisation and hosting service to make your work available on the internet. Through your GDNet researcher profile you can register for other GDN online services. GDNet Researcher Profiles are available to all development researchers and are checked for eligibility. Check eligbility>>
  • Funding information Bringing you the latest information about funding for development research GDN aims to support locally generated development research by providing details of relevant funding opportunities to GDNet Researcher profile holders. Profile holders are kept up to date with GDN provided funding through the newsletter.
  • Data services. Providing access to the best data sets for researchers. The GDN Data Initiative aims to bridge the gaps between data producers, researchers and policymakers. GDN is working with the World Bank's Development Data Group to promote access to data. If you are a researcher based in a low or middle income country, you will be able to access the following services through your GDNet Researcher Profile: GDN Data Query containing a World Bank socioeconomic and financial database a toolkit for GDN researchers' data exchange data support services More>>

  • Access to Journals. Improved access in low and middle income countries,GDN is committed to providing access to journals for researchers in low and middle-income countries and is exploring the best means to do so.