About Research4life

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Research4Life is the collective name for the five programmes – HinariAGORAOARE, ARDI and GOALI– that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.

Eligible libraries and their users benefit from:

  • Online access to up to 81,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases
  • Full-text articles which can be downloaded for saving, printing or reading on screen
  • Searching by keyword, subject, author or language
  • Resources available in several languages
  • Training in information literacy and promotional support

Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO, Cornell and Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and up to 185 international publishers. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to scholarly, professional and research information. Since 2002, the five programmes – Research in Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Research for Global Justice (GOALI) – have provided researchers at more than 8500 institutions in more than 115 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up to 81,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, and applied sciences.

The long term vision for Research4Life is to achieve:

  • Better research
  • Updated curriculum
  • Research-based policy decisions
  • Connections to international scientific community
  • Reduced “publishing gap” & improved locally-produced journals
  • Ultimately – Improved health, food security, environment and innovation