Launched in 2002, HINARI Access to Research in Health programme is managed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with Yale University Library and over 160 publishers. More than 5,600 public institutions in over 100 eligible countries have already registered to HINARI, which provides access up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 28,800 e-books, and up to 70 other information resources. The journals can be searched through a special version of PubMed (Medline), and other article indexes.
“HINARI is very essential for this institution to meet the demands of the academic staff and with the dwindling of funds for journal subscriptions. We have seen HINARI transform institutions like ours.” Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Nigeria
Launched in 2003, AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) is managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with Cornell University and over 70 publishers. Over 2300 institutions have registered for access to AGORA which provides access up to 5,200 journals, up to 4,200 e-books, and up to 20 other information resources. covering agriculture, fisheries, food, nutrition, veterinary science and related biological, environmental and social sciences in public institutions across the world. The journal can be searched using a special subset of CAB Abstracts.
“Thank you very much for accepting our registration to use the online AGORA journals. I believe that this is the bridge that will give our scientists the chance to update their research.” Institute of Marine Environment and Resources, Viet Nam
Launched in 2006, OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) is managed by theUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with Yale University and more than 60 publishers. OARE provides access to over 2,500 institutions access to up to 5,500 journals, up to 14,000 e-books, and up to 40 other information resources in a wide range of disciplines contributing to our understanding of the natural environment, including environmental toxicology and pollution, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental chemistry, geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, geography, environmental economics, environmental law and policy, conservation policy and planning, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, energy, and many other disciplines. 2300 institutions are now registered for access to these journals which can be searched through a number of abstracting and indexing databases.
“OARE will play a key contribution to our knowledge of the natural environment…[and] stimulate better resource management geared to empower our efforts to fight poverty and create human livelihood.” Minister of Environment in Sudan of Environment in Sudan
Launched in 2009, ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to promote the integration of developing and least developed countries into the global knowledge economy, allowing them to more fully realize their creative and innovative potential. By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, the ARDI programme is designed to reinforce the knowledge infrastructure in developing and least developed countries and to support researchers in these countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.