WIPO’s ARDI Programme Joins Research4Life

13th October 2011

For Release: 13 October 2011 For Information, contact: Andrew Czajkowski, Innovation and Technology Support Section World Intellectual Property Organization (contact: Geneva, Switzerland – The Research4Life partnership, which enables free or low cost online access…

Joint Winners from Nepal and Ethiopia Announced in Research4Life Global Case Study Competition

19th July 2011

For Release: 19 July 2011 For Information, contact: +44 (0)20 81332367 London, United Kingdom – The Research4Life partners today announced two winners in the “Access to Scientific Research Literature” global case study competition on how…

Serials Solutions Provides the Summon™ Service to Support Research4Life

19th July 2011

Complimentary Discovery Service and Volunteer Librarians Will Help Build Research Capacity in World’s Poorest Countries Seattle – July 19, 2011 – Serials Solutions®, a business unit of ProQuest® LLC, will support the three United Nations-sponsored Research4Life…


Tailoring Workshops to the Participants’ Needs (HINARI, July 2011)

6th July 2011

In the past three years, approximately 20 new training modules have been developed. These include E-book Resources for HINARI Users, Evidence-based Practice Resources for HINARI Users, EndnoteWeb, CINAHL, Information Literacy, Authorship Skills, etc. Many of…

Research4Life in Ethiopia – User Shares His Experiences

1st July 2011

Physiotherapist Mulugeta Bayisa’s experience with Research4Life’s HINARI programme has helped him find better ways to treat his patients and teach his students. More than that, though, it has changed the way he thinks. July 2011

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Building a Global Research Culture – Supported by the Elsevier Foundation, Librarians Without Borders® (LWB) teams up with ITOCA to train librarians, doctors and teachers at the University of Swaziland in Research4Life Programmes

21st June 2011

Supported by the Elsevier Foundation, Librarians Without Borders® (LWB) teams up with ITOCA to train librarians, doctors and teachers at the University of Swaziland. Since launch, the LWB program has equipped hundreds of information professionals…


Young innovators seek solutions to close the ‘knowledge gap’

6th February 2011

Reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world is one of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals which nations seek to attain by 2015. Research4Life, a public-private partnership between UN entities,…

Over 700 Elsevier Science & Technology Books Now Available in Research4Life

30th January 2011

Elsevier is contributing an additional 950 electronic books to Research4Life, a public-private partnership working to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by providing developing world access to critical scientific research. Building on the 800 existing Elsevier…


Wiley-Blackwell Announces 102 Additional Products Available through Research4Life

6th January 2011

Hoboken, NJ, January 6, 2011—Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa and JWb), announced today that an additional 88 journals and 24 non-journal resources will be…

Research4Life software development challenge presented to thousands of students in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

22nd November 2010

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 22, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world’s toughest problems. In the spirit of “crowdsourcing,”…

How Providing Access to Research Helps Address the UN Millennium Development Goals – Microsoft’s Frank McCosker

28th September 2010

Posted by Frank McCosker Managing Director, Global Strategic Accounts At Microsoft, we are driven by the idea that technology helps enable people to realize their full potential. Our involvement with Research4Life is a great example of how access…


Research4Life’s AGORA Programme Helps Researchers in Burkina Faso Address Agricultural Challenges (PDF)

10th September 2010

Research4Life’s AGORA Programme Helps Researchers in Burkina Faso Address Agricultural Challenges New video illustrates how local research institute uses scientific information to change the way people grow their crops. As one of the poorest countries in…

STM Appoints Richard Gedye Director of Outreach Programmes

1st September 2010

Oxford, 1 September 2010 From 1 January 2011, STM is pleased to announce that Richard Gedye, currently Research Director at Oxford University Press, will assume responsibility for STM’s Outreach Programmes upon his retirement from OUP….

Researchers and Farmers in Burkina Faso Benefit from Research4Life’s AGORA Programme

1st September 2010

As one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso regularly suffers from drought, poor soil, lack of adequate communications and other infrastructure, a low literacy rate, and a stagnant economy. With 80% of…

ILIG International Award Honours Vimbai Hungwe

30th August 2010

This annual prize is awarded to a person, group or committee, which has made a real difference to a community through their work in library and information services in countries outside the United Kingdom of Great…

Low-Income Countries Get Free Access to Medical Text(regarding Oxford Textbook of Medicine Joining HINARI)- From Wellcome Trust Blog (May 2010)

17th May 2010

A new Wellcome Trust sponsorship is helping doctors and healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries gain free access to one of the world’s leading medical texts. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has provided practical…

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A medicine classic goes online and far afield: OUP’s Oxford Textbook of Medicine launched online for the first time (From Oxford University Press, May 2010)

6th May 2010

Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched, for the first time online, the prestigious Oxford Textbook of Medicine. Generations of consultants, trainees, and medical students have relied on this “classic” for practical guidance on clinical management…


IFIS – FSTA Abstracts join AGORA

2nd February 2010

The International Food Information Service (IFIS) Publishing has made available to AGORA subscribers in selected countries the FSTA/Direct- the Food Science and Technology Abstracts database. Established for over 40 years, the IFIS Publishing database, FSTA/Direct,…

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Bridging the Digital Divide Through Open Access by Kenyan Researcher Joseph Juma Musakali

6th January 2010

Kenyan researcher Joseph Juma Musakali asks what African research institutes can do to exploit the open access movement. Publishing scientific findings and accessing the research of others is an essential part of the academic process,…

Scopus Now Available in Research4Life for Scientists in the Developing World

2nd December 2009

Scopus now availabile in Research4Life for scientists in the developing world Scientists in developing world benefit from freely available web-integrated literature research tool with citation information, direct links to full-text articles, library resources, patent searches…

Research4Life launches website to coincide with sponsorship of World Conference of Science Journalists

2nd July 2009

Research4Life launches website to coincide with sponsorship of World Congress of Science Journalists London, 02 July 2009 – Research4Life today announces the launch of  The website will act as the public face of the Research4Life…

Research Output in Developing Countries Reveals 194% Increase in Five Years (PDF)

2nd July 2009

Research4Life Demonstrates Profound Impact on Scholarly Landscape London, 2 July 2009 – The partners of Research4Life announced today at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2009 that a new research impact analysis has demonstrated a…

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Thomson Reuters Partners with Research4life to bring Scientific Research Information Resources to Developing Countries around the World

15th June 2009

Healthcare & Science Business Creates Special Edition of ISI Web of Knowledge To Advance Research4Life Partnership Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, June 15, 2009 – The Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced that it…

New “Research4Life” Umbrella Brand Launched to Embrace the Three Key United Nations-Led Initiatives which Offer Research for Free or at Little Cost to Developing Nations

30th May 2009

The HINARI, AGORA and OARE cooperative public-private partnerships (PPPs) between UN agencies, STM publishers, universities and university libraries, philanthropic foundations and technology partners enjoy well-established reputations among some specific target audiences, including institutes, librarians and…

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Access to environmental research in developing nations grown to 1500 institutions in less than three years

14th May 2009

Amsterdam, 14 May 2009 – Research4Life today announces that the Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) program has registered 1500 institutions since its launch in 2006, an increase of nearly 700 percent. This means that…

Sumawa Project in Kenya’s Rift Valley OARE case study

12th May 2009

This video offers a case study on the SUMAWA project in Kenyas Rift Valley. Aided by access to research, through the Research4Life initiative, the SUMAWA project is having an impressive impact on the local community,…

Research4Life in Nairobi, Kenya

12th April 2009

An insight into how Research4Life is benefitting researchers in Nairobi, Kenya.  April 2009  

OARE: Closing the Scientific Information Gap: Interview with Mohamed Atani, UNEP

26th May 2008

Mohamed Atani is officer-in-charge of the publishing unit in the Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI) based at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi. His main responsibilities included: running UNEP’s Publishing Board; supervising writing and editing,…

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Diabetes Post: Closing the information gap: The HINARI, AGORA and OARE programmes

20th May 2008

The lack of access to scientific and medical literature has historically been a major challenge in developing countries. In a world that is increasingly digital, effective opportunities now exist for connecting healthcare providers, researchers and…