Thomson Reuters Partners with Research4Life to Bring Scientific Research Information Resources to Developing Countries Around the World

    Healthcare & Science Business Creates Special Edition of ISI Web of
Knowledge To Advance Research4Life Partnership

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare & Science
business of Thomson Reuters today announced that it is joining Research4Life
to provide the developing world with access to critical scientific research.
Special editions of ISI Web of Knowledge that include Current Contents
Connect, Medline, EndNote Web, and ResearcherID, will be available to select
developing countries identified by Thomson Reuters and Research4Life partners.

    Thomson Reuters is working through Research4Life to support:
    --  Health Access to Research (HINARI)
    --  Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)

    --  Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)

    "A partnership like Research4Life is so great because ultimately, it
helps to extend the global research community and opens the door to new
scientific discoveries," said Jim Pringle, vice president product development,
Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters. "We have a profound
respect for the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations, and the United Nations Environment
Programme and we look forward to working with them to bring our scientific
research to many thousands of people in developing countries that would not
otherwise have access to this critical information."

    Kimberly Parker, HINARI Programme Manager at the World Health
Organization said, "The special edition of ISI Web of Knowledge answers a need
our user community has told us about, so we are delighted that researchers in
developing countries will now have access to the amazing array of scientific
information available from Thomson Reuters."

    Research4Life is the collective name for three public-private
partnerships which seek to help achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals
by providing the developing world with access to critical scientific research.
Beginning in 2002, HINARI, AGORA and OARE, have given researchers at 4,500
institutions in 108 developing world countries free or low cost access to over
7,000 journals provided by the world's leading science publishers.

    For more information about ISI Web of Knowledge and its new features,

    About Research4Life
    Research4Life is a public private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP,
Cornell and Yale Universities and more than 130 science publishers. Together
with technology partner Microsoft, the partnership's goal is to help attain
six of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015, reducing the
scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing

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