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This document is a step-by-step guide to register online to the different Research4Life programs: Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI.

Following this simple guideline will avoid problems in the registration process and ensure faster response to all registrations for Hinari, AGORA, OARE or ARDI. Please consider the following instructions to complete your registration:


Before registration:

  • Before filling the online form, please make sure that you have all the needed information. The more information you provide on the form, the faster we can process your registration.
  • Only ONE PROGRAMME can be selected for registration at a time. You can use this registration form to register for multiple programs that are appropriate for your institution but EACH IS A SEPARATE REGISTRATION.
  • If your institution is a UNIVERSITY or PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL, before filling the form, check the list of Registered Universities and Professional Schools. If your institution is already listed DO NOT REGISTER again. Ask at your library for the access first and then send an enquiry to the relevant HelpDesk.
  • If your account (UserID & password) has stopped working DO NOT REGISTER again, send an email to the relevant HelpDesk explaining the problem. They will work with you to reactivate your access.
  • Do NOT FILL MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS while you wait to hear from Research4Life programmes. This just slows down the processing of all registrations while we check and eliminate duplicates. You may send an enquiry to the relevant HelpDesk asking about the status of your registration.


During registration:

  • Please note that Research4Life programmes NEED TWO (preferably three) OFFICIAL CONTACTS to process the request. please write full names and institutional email addresses  of all contacts
  • Activities and Comments fields have a LIMIT OF 255 CHARACTERS, (this is individual letters and numbers not words). If you cannot fill in some valuable information or don’t have enough space to provide complete explanation, send an email with the additional details to the relevant HelpDesk including your country and instiution’s name.
  • Be careful selecting the CORRECT COUNTRY, AREA, OR TERRITORY NAME. If it is not listed, it is not eligible for Research4Life programmes.
  • AVOID ACRONYMS and spell out the complete name of institutions and departments.
  • All telephone fields are exclusively numeric: no symbols, no spaces are allowed


After registration:

  • As standard procedure, the WELCOME MESSAGE to Research4Life programmes is sent to the director and library contacts. If you are registering on behalf your institution, alert them that they will receive an email from the respective HelpDesk if the registration is approved.
  • With the welcome message, the director and the library contacts will receive a LICENSE AGREEMENT. Encourage them to fill it out, sign and return quickly after receipt.


Do not hesitate to contact our HelpDesks for any question or problem during registration!


HelpDesk Contacts:

Hinari:, AGORA:, OARE:, ARDI:


To register for these programmes online click here.



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