Helena Asamoah-Hassan, University Librarian at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, has been named as BioMed Central’s Open Access Advocate of the Year. Helena is also the PERii Country Coodinator for INASP.
The press release reads:
Open access publisher BioMed Central revealed the winners of their 6th Annual Research Awards last night at Emirates Stadium, London, UK. Celebrating the very best research that has been made available by open access publishing, more than 100 guests attended the prestigious ceremony including leading researchers, shortlisted authors and science journalists from around the world.
The winners were selected by internationally renowned judges from over 230 BioMed Central journals which published more than 18,000 peer-reviewed open access articles over the last 12 months.
Helena has been instrumental in creating the Open Access mandate at KNUST, ensuring that they became our first Southern Foundation Member and has been tireless in her support of our Open Access Africa Event including acting as host for the conference in 2011.