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Clarivate launches support package for Ukrainian academia


Innovation services company says universities and researchers can access books, news and other resources

Clarivate—the parent company of Research Professional News—has announced it has launched an online resources centre to support Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing invasion by Russia.

The innovation services company said the “package of valuable Clarivate resources of software tools, information and insights” would “support displaced researchers”, while news and other content would “help raise the profile, knowledge and understanding of Ukraine across the world”.

The resource centre includes giving all higher education institutions in Ukraine free remote access to the RapidILL interlibrary loan system, which Clarivate said will open up “the collections of a global community of knowledge from more than 500 libraries”.

In addition, the company said that displaced Ukrainian researchers will be able to access the Web of Science citation data resource, and that a collection of more than 200 books focused on Ukraine has been made openly available.

It reiterated that news, comment and analysis on Ukraine from Research Professional News has also been made openly available.

Chief executive Jerre Stead said: “I am extremely proud that Clarivate responded rapidly and decisively to join the wide international response to show support for Ukraine. We share the worldwide concerns for Ukraine, now and in the future, and recognise the role we can play in supporting them to accelerate the pace at which they can research and develop, in order to innovate.”

Clarivate said it “continues to support calls for a cease-fire, the end to hostilities, the protection of civilians, and a negotiated settlement to peacefully resolve any differences and to avoid further needless devastation and loss of life for the Ukrainian people”.

The company had previously announced it was ceasing all commercial activity in Russia due to the invasion.