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A platform for sharing Brazilian science

Agência Bori, an online platform designed to help journalists access Brazilian science, began operating on February 12. Created by journalist Sabine Righetti and biologist Ana Paula Morales, both researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), the website aims to share the results of Brazilian research with the print and digital media. The hope is that this information will then reach a larger proportion of the Brazilian public. Every week, registered journalists will be given access to scientific articles before they are published in specialist journals, as well as explanatory research summaries. News articles written based on this material can only be published after a preestablished date. On the Agência Bori website, summaries of other studies are available to anyone and may be freely republished. The venture, which was funded by FAPESP and Instituto Serrapilheira, is named after psychologist Carolina Bori (1924–2004), who was a professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) and the first woman to preside over the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC). Righetti and Morales were inspired by the international services of EurekAlert! and AlphaGalileo, which provide access to research from around the world, but have limited involvement in Brazilian science.