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Call for applications: Hinari Online Users Course

6th November 2017

A new Hinari Users course will be available for free to users in registered institutions.

The two-week distance learning course focuses on the basic skills needed to effectively access and download full-text material from Hinari. You will also learn how to complete keyword searches in Hinari/PubMed and Summon. The course will take 5-7 hours to complete including hands-on activities. After the instructors review of the submitted exercises, recipients will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

  • Registration Deadline: November 17
  • When: November 20 – December 1st (2 weeks)
  • Where: Online through ITOCA* Moodle platform
  • Language: English
  • Audience: Participants must be from Hinari registered institutions and already have the institutions’ UserID

To register to the course submit the application form available at:

For questions about this course email:

You will need your name, email address, institution and Hinari userID.

*Information, Training and Outreach Centre for Africa


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2nd October 2017

An overview of the Research4Life Capacity Development workshops by country and funding organization.

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• Hinari   • AGORA  • ARDI  • Others



  • Hinari Training Workshop 2,3 and 4. WHO Bangladesh Country Office. August 2016.
  • Research4Life: Hinari. ICDDR,B. October 2016.
  • Research4Life: Live search on Hinari. ICDDR,B. December 2016.


  • Hinari Train the Trainers Workshop. SEARO; WHO Bhutan Country Office . September 2016.


  • Hinari Train the Trainers workshop. Librarians Without Borders. March 2017.


  • Hinari y sus recursos. Universidad Nacional de Honduras, Biblioteca Médica Nacional San Pedro de Sula. August  2016.
  • Taller Hinari. Universidad Nacional de Honduras, Biblioteca Médica Nacional Tegucigalpa. September 2016.
  • Hinari y sus recursos Universidad Nacional de Honduras, Biblioteca Médica Nacional Tegucigalpa. November 2016.


  • Hinari Sub-Regional Train the Trainers Workshop. EMRO, WHO Country Office, LWB December 2016.


  • Country Based Research4Life Workshop (Hinari) WPRO, WHO Country Office Vientiane. December 2016.


  • Hinari Training Course for health Education: Pubmed, Summon-Hinari Search, Scopus (Elsevier) other databases. Norvic Institute of Nursing Campus. June 2017.
  • Training for WHO Staff: PubMed, Authorship, Zotero. WHO Nepal Country Office September 2016.
  • Hinari update/training WHO Nepal Country Office. September 2016.
  • Introduction to Hinari and Research4Life Resources, CINAHL and Scopus. Norvic Institute of Nursing Campus. January 2017.
  • Introduction to Hinari and Research4Life Resources, CINAHL and Scopus . B and B Medical Institute (Nursing College). March 2017.
  • Hinari Training Course for Health Information. Chakrabarti Habi Education Academy (College of Allied Health Science). April 2017.


  • Research Methodology. University of Ibadan, College of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine. October 2016.
  • Advance Research Methodology Course. National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. October 2016.

Papua New Guinea

  • Hinari & Internet Resources. WHO Country Office/PNG, Librarians Without Borders. May 2017.


  • Training on HINARI: e-resources for health. WHO Rwanda Country Office Kigali. October 2016.


  • HINARI Training Workshop “Training of Trainers”. WHO Country Office in Sudan. April 2017.


  • Introduction to Hinari and Research4Life Resources, PubMed and Scopus. Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. January 2017.


  • Hinari Train the Trainers/Developed Country. LWB, UNC Chapel Hill & Duke University October 2016.
  • Hinari Train the Trainers/Developed Countries. LWB. November 2016.
  • Hinari & Internet-based Information Resources for Health Professionals in Low & Emerging Countries. TCU & LWB. May 2017.



  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop. Ethiopian institute of Agriculture Research (EIAR)/ITOCA. October 2016.


  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES)/ ITOCA. July 2016.
  • “Forum on Open Data and Open Science in Ghana + Workshop on Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry”. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, GAIMS, CSIR-INSTI, University of Ghana. July 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Ministry of Food and Agriculture/ITOCA. August 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Wisconsin International University/ITOCA. September 2016.


  • ASIRA webinar: Emerging Themes in Agricultural Research Publishing by Thomas Ingraham. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, F1000. February 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: New Roles for Changing Times: UNAM Subject Librarians in Context by Chenjerai Mabhiza FAO, AIMS, AGORA, UNAM. February 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: Providing Access to Agricultural Research and Technology Information and Exploiting Open Data on the Web. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. February 2017.
  • Delivery of first edition of e-learning course “Access to scientific information resources in agriculture in low-income countries” FAO, AIMS, AGORA. February 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: AuthorAID: Supporting Developing Country Researchers in Publishing Their Work. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, AuthorAID. March 2017.
  • Publishing Open Data in Agricultural Research by Sander Janssen . FAO, AIMS, AGORA April 2017.
  • Three AGORA Summon webinars EN ES FR. April 2017.
  • Delivery of second edition of e-learning course “Access to scientific information resources in agriculture in low-income countries”. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. April 2017.
  • ASIRA webinar: How to Foster Openness from an Academic Library. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. May 2017.
  • Three AGORA searching webinars EN ES FR. May 2017.
  • Webinar: Developing Capacities to Access and Use AGORA: Experience and Lessons from Africa and Asia”. FAO, AGORA. June 2017.
  • Delivery of third edition of e-learning course “Access to scientific information resources in agriculture in low-income countries”. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. June 2017.
  • AGORA/R4lL webinar for ASIRA course. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. February 2017.


  • AGORA training workshops in Guatemala. FAO, AIMS, AGORA. June 2017.


  • AGORA training workshops in Honduras. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, UNAH. June 2017.


  • Country Based Research4Life (HINARI & AGORA) Workshop. MOST, Hinari/WHO, AGORA/FAO. February 2016.


  • AGORA workshop Nicaragua FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, RENIDA. February 2017.


  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM)/ITOCA July 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop National Horticulture Research Institute (NIHORT) /ITOCA October 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN)/ITOCA November 2016.


  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Agriculture Research Institute – Makutopora /ITOCA. July 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Agriculture Research Institute – Katrin/ITOCA. August 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Agriculture Research Institute – Ukiliguru (Mwanza)/ITOCA. September 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Tanzania National Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI)/ITOCA. October 2016.


  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop. Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (KAZARDI)/ ITOCA. June 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop Busoga University/ITOCA. August 2016.
  • TEEAL – AGORA Training of the Trainer Workshop National Agricultural Research Laboratories  (NARL)-NARO – Makerere/ ITOCA. October 2016.


  • AGORA workshop Zimbabwe . FAO, AIMS, AGORA, RAprilL, GODAN. November 2016.



  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. September 2016.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs).WIPO.  May 2017.

Central African Republic

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. June 2017.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. May 2017.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. June 2017.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. July 2016.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. September 2016.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. January 2017.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. February 2017.

Sri Lanka

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. September 2016.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. January 2017.


  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). WIPO. May 2017.



  • DAAD-E-Resources. October 2017.


  • DAAD-E-Resources. December 2017.


  • DAAD-E-Resources. January 2016.


  • DAAD-E-Resources. October 2017.


  • DAAD-E-Resources. October 2017.


  • DAAD-E-Resources. November 2017.
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Winners of Research4Life prize drawing announced

20th September 2016

Dr. Christopher Dye and Kimberly Parker from WHO

King Hussein Cancer Center is the lucky winner of the First Prize 

Research4Life provides access to tens of thousands of online books and journals daily, but it is a rare occasion when it can offer a physical printed publication to one of the institutions. All institutions who paid for 2016 access to Research4Life were automatically entered this year in a Research4Life random drawing  to win a major reference printed publication from one of the publisher partners. The slips with institution names on them were drawn in a random selection by Dr Christopher Dye, the Director of SPI (Strategy, Policy and Information) of the World Health Organization.

The reference publications offered as prizes by the Research4Life partnership were:

*ICD-10 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision, Vol.1-3, 2010 edition (provided by the World Health Organization)
*Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, 4th edition (provided by Elsevier)

Delivering the first Prize for Ms Alice Haddadin, Director Library King Hussein Cancer Center

With great pleasure, we announce the first prize, first runner up and honourable mention winners of our 2016 payment promotion!

  • King Hussein Cancer Center (Jordan) – First Prize
  • St. George’s University (Grenada) – First runner up
  • Universiteti Aldent (Albania) – Honourable mention
  • University of Academy of Science of Moldova. Central Scientific Library “A. Lupan” (Republic of Moldova) – Honourable mention
  • Center of Early Intervention “Voinicel” (Republic of Moldova)  – Honourable mention
  • University of Tirana (Albania) – Honourable mention
  • Ministry of Health. National Aids Programme (Suriname) – Honourable mention
  • Trinity School of Medicine (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) – Honourable mention
  • Ilia State University(ISU) (Georgia) – Honourable mention
  • Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, Regional Santa Cruz (Bolivia) – Honourable mention

We look forward to holding similar drawings in the future for the benefit of all the Research4Life institutions.  Congratulations to all the winning participants!

Professor Ivan Puiu from Voinicel Center

Professor Ivan Puiu from Voinicel Center

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Publisher of the Month: Taylor & Francis

24th August 2016

Our highlighted publisher this month is Taylor & Francis Group.



Taylor & Francis Group is a founding partner of Research4Life and a founding member of Publishers for Development, a world-leading publisher of scholarly journals, books, e-books and reference works.

Their content spans all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, sciences, technology and medicine, and they are the world’s largest commercial publisher of research in the social sciences. Today their journals number some 2,400, with over 3,500,000 articles available via They partner with researchers, learned societies, co-publishers, universities, and libraries across the globe to bring knowledge to life.

Taylor & Francis’ research in Health and Medicine, Environment and Agriculture, Development and Innovation, Applied and Social Sciences is available via Research4Life, giving researchers in around 100 countries access to the latest high quality, peer reviewed journal articles at no- or low-cost. Alongside partnering with Research4Life, Taylor & Francis works closely with INASP -also Research4Life partner-, extending the reach of research into other countries and ensuring researchers from Africa to Eastern Europe can access and use research at low cost.

The STAR program

starSTAR (Special Terms for Researchers) is an initiative developed by Taylor & Francis to complement the access given through partner organisations such as Research4Life. Developed to provide individual researchers in emerging regions with 31 days’ free access to leading international and regional journals in over thirty subject areas, it’s “access all areas” coverage spans the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and biological and physical sciences. Using a flexible voucher scheme (which researchers can activate when it suits them), STAR extends this free access to researchers based in Latin America, as well as to countries in the global south.

Complementing these initiatives is an active, and much in demand, author workshop program on publishing in research journals. Aimed at early- and mid- career researchers, these events happen around the world, with some 50+ in the last 12 months occurring everywhere from Kazakhstan to Kenya. These have included events run in partnership with AuthorAID, part of INASP, and are key to helping equip researchers wherever they are with the right information and guidance to publish their research successfully.


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A total of 69,000 online resources now available in Research4Life

26th May 2016

The total online resources available in Research4Life is going up

We are pleased to announce a new update in the number of online resources available through the Research4Life programes. In the last 18 months, the total count of material has risen up to 69,000, an increase of 42% from the latest count of 48,000.

The new number of resources includes new titles added to books, journals and other information material in the collections of the four Research4Life programmes –Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI-.


Each of the Research4Life programs have updated number of resources with major additions in the AGORA collection. 15,000 new e-books related to chemistry, economics, geography and geology were added to AGORA now bringing the total number of books to up to 22,000.

You can access this range of resources by logging into your specific program using your institution’s credentials. If you are not registered yet find out if your institution is eligible and register now.

Hinari online resources
AGORA online resources
OARE online resources
ARDI online resources
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Publisher of the Month: SAGE

5th April 2016

We are back with our Publisher of the Month section and this time the turn is for SAGE Publishing.

SAGE PublishingPublisher SAGE is an active publishing partner in the Research4Life network, closely aligned and committed to supporting the partnership’s mission to provide access and dissemination of research information to libraries and researchers in the developing world.

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. Just over 50 years later, SAGE has become one of the world leading publishers for the social sciences with a growing portfolio of journals within the sciences, technology and medical disciplines and a rapidly growing selection of library products including archives, data, case studies and video.

Publisher Sage

“Library Value in the Developing World ” by SAGE

Central to SAGE’s mission since its founding has been a focus on a communities firmly believing that access to education creates healthy minds and cultures. This ethos sits at the heart of SAGE’s approach to both publishing and SAGE’s engagement with the community.


Through Research4Life and its programmes, users in eligible countries can access nearly 900 journals from SAGE. In addition to access, SAGE also maintains an active relationship with various organisations to support both original research and training opportunities. SAGE has produced a series of white papers looking at the challenges faced by librarians in the developing world and as a result of this research provided training and support workshops to participating institutions.


SAGE Publishing is proud to be a long term participant in and supporter of Research4Life.  SAGE was founded with the mission to support the dissemination of knowledge, and a strong belief that knowledge knows no frontiers. Research4Life, and the four programmes that it encompasses, provide integral support, training and access to high quality scholarly content for developing countries. Through Research4Life, researchers and students in developing nations have access to many of the world’s leading sources for science, knowledge and research. As a collaborative project between development agencies, universities and scholarly publishers, it is a great example of how research and development can be advanced by the joint efforts of the academic and publishing communities.  We look forward to continuing to be a part of this outreach by facilitating greater access and engagement with a wide range of scholarly and educational resources, supporting the sustainable development of these countries as academic centres in their own right.

Stephen Barr, President, SAGE International

Further information on SAGE Publishing’s Developing Countries Programme

Alongside SAGE’s partnership with Research4Life, the publisher is also closely aligned with several another developing world initiatives including; International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), and the eIFL Foundation. Most recently, the SAGE Premier Collection of journals was made available free of charge to Angola, Armenia, Cameroon, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uzbekistan.

For more information about SAGE’s partnership with any of these schemes please get in touch with Marianne Gill (

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Elsevier provides free online training platform for researchers

30th March 2016

Publishing Campus is a new platform with free online lectures, interactive training courses and expert advice.

Where should you go to get advice on applying for grants, planning your career or improving your publishing skills?

Elsevier launched the Elsevier Publishing Campus in 2015 to provide researchers all over the world with free access to valuable training. Divided into six colleges, the Campus offers online lectures, interactive training materials, videos and expert advice on a wide range of topics. For every online lecture or interactive course completed, researchers are awarded an Elsevier certificate.

The College of Skills Training – the biggest and most widely used of the colleges – covers the whole academic publishing process. This college provides in-depth information and training on how to write, structure and submit a great article and improve your chances of getting published. Key subjects such as ethics, author rights and open access options are included. Advice on successful grant writing can be looked up in the research funding section. The peer-review process, essential to improve the quality of articles, is also explained in detail – training not only includes how authors can work with reviewers’ comments, but courses on how to become good peer reviewers themselves.

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 8.09.31 AMEspecially interesting for the Research4Life partnership might be the Getting noticed resources as to have their article stand out is the goal of every author. Several courses, guides and videos describe how you can increase awareness of your article or book.

Researchers can also visit the College of Research Solutions for a list of tools available to support their research, or the College of Networking for starting points on how to build their networks and take the next step in a successful publishing career, with advice on online and face-to-face networking, and tips on how to get noticed.

All the resources you need to support you through the publishing process are available on the Elsevier Publishing Campus after signing up for free on the website.

Research4Life also offers general training material about the Partnership, Reference Management Tools, Authorship Skills and Program Specific Training on HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI.

About the author

Maike Kunz

Maike Kunz is a Corporate Responsibility intern for the Elsevier Foundation. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology at Mannheim University and is currently finishing her master’s degree in Sociology at Heidelberg University in Germany.

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Research4Life to partner with DOAJ to ensure the inclusion of quality open-access journals

23rd November 2015

DOAJ-03Research4Life and DOAJ announced today a working partnership that will help to ensure that the users of Research4Life will have access to the largest possible array of open access journals from publishers following a quality standard. The partnership will also help highlight the importance of peer reviewed open access material. The partnership reinforces the work that both organizations are already doing, and creates useful new synergies.

DOAJ is a white list of open access journals which seeks to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

For some time now, the content team at Reasearch4Life, coordinated by Kimberly Parker of the World Health Organization, has seen an increasing amount of requests from open access publishers, particularly in the developing world, wanting to have their content included in the Research4Life programme portals which reach 8000 institutions spread over 100 low- and middle-income countries. The Research4Life team performs some basic checks on what content is included into its database and they are already sifting these applications to establish legitimate journals – work which has synergy with what DOAJ is doing in this area. Kimberly said: “We were already using DOAJ listings as a touchstone in assessing conformance with publishing standards; however, we hadn’t formalized the approach. In particular, we were not recommending that the publishers we turned away should review the DOAJ application requirements and work to fulfil them.”

DOAJ has built an expertise over more than eleven years in assessing and identifying quality, genuine open access journals, developing extensive criteria aimed at promoting best practice and transparency in academic publishing. Those criteria form the basis of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, a statement first published in 2013 and now widely used as a benchmark for quality, peer reviewed publishing.

The partnership between Research4Life and DOAJ will include the following activities.

  • From December 2015, Research4Life will only include new open access journals that are indexed in DOAJ. Journals requesting to be included in the Research4Life programmes must be indexed in DOAJ first. Over the coming year, the legacy open access journals in the Research4Life database will also be reviewed to confirm they are indexed by DOAJ.
  • Research4Life and DOAJ will collaborate on communicating with publishers not indexed in DOAJ referring them to the DOAJ application form.
  • Research4Life will highlight the DOAJ Best Practice statement for authors from the developing world to encourage them to consider publishing standards when selecting a journal for their publications.

Richard Gedye, Chair of Research4Life’s Executive Council, said:

I am happy that Research4Life can partner with DOAJ to ensure that high quality open access titles, particularly from the developing world, gain exposure through the Research4Life programmes. This is a wonderful opportunity to play to the strengths of both organizations.
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JoMI Joins Research4Life to Bring High-Quality Surgical Teaching Videos to over 100 Countries

2nd July 2015

Boston, Massachusetts July 2nd, 2015 – The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI, announced a partnership with Research4Life that will make the journal’s video articles accessible in over 100 developing countries. Research4Life will provide access to the journal through HINARI, the Access to Research in Health Programme. This partnership will provide 5,700 eligible institutions with an educational resource critical for medical students, residents and attending physicians alike.

The Journal of Medical Insight seeks to mitigate the global discrepancy in patient outcomes between low-volume and high-volume hospitals and surgeons. On a population level, low-volume surgeons’ performance is inferior to that of high-volume surgeons. This trend may be exacerbated in developing countries where The World Health Organization and the Harvard School of Public Health discovered a “scarcity of surgical access in low-income settings.”* Specifically, countries that spend less than $100 per capita on healthcare annually account for 34.8% of the world’s population and only 3.5% of the world’s surgeries.

JoMI’s purpose is to increase surgeons’ intellectual and visual exposure to surgeries. The skills a high-volume surgeon gains from live surgeries are not merely fine-motor. They also gain an overall familiarity with the techniques required, possible complications and how to deal with various pathologies. JoMI provides a means for low-volume surgeons to develop these skills as a part of continuing medical education, in order to help bridge the outcomes gap. Each published article consists of a narrated video, animated visual aids, and a case write-up in order to provide physicians with a comprehensive educational experience.

HINARI’s dedication to improving public health services makes it a natural partner for the Journal of Medical Insight. Launched in 2002 by the World Health Organization, HINARI provides public health workers, researchers and policy-makers in developing countries access to high quality, relevant and timely health information. It is one of four such programs overseen by Research4Life, each of which focuses on research in a different scientific field crucial to the developing world.

“We are very excited to be working with HINARI,” said Nikita Bernstein, CEO of JoMI.  “We founded JoMI to improve clinical outcomes and HINARI presents a unique opportunity to deliver on our mission by facilitating access to the JoMI surgical training videos in the developing world.  We film surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, and other top hospitals, and are excited to extend our resource to those who would otherwise be unable to access it.”

Dr Mohamed Jalloh, Urologist and Surgeon at Hôpital General de Grand Yoff in Senegal expressed enthusiasm about the partnership.“I have been eagerly hoping for just such a journal to be produced,” he said. “My colleagues in Senegal and elsewhere in the HINARI countries will gain much from this opportunity, and look forward to recommending the filming of further procedures of particular relevance to our settings. This approach would be of particular interest in remote areas lacking medical specialists where access to these movies can sustain the competency based learning/practice.’’


About JoMI
The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) is a surgical video journal dedicated to improving patient outcomes and medical education by publishing high quality surgical teaching videos. Based in Boston, JoMI films at the world’s highest caliber surgical institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children. JoMI creates a virtual operating theater, allowing viewers to “scrub-in” and review procedures in a stress-free environment. The journal has released over 30 articles with a focus on orthopaedics and general surgery and is expanding to include all surgical specialities.


About Research4Life
Research4Life ( is a public-private partnership between over 200 international scientific publishers, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Cornell and Yale Universities and several technology partners. 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 critical scientific research. Since 2002, the four programmes – Research in Health (HINARI), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE) and Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) – have provided researchers at some 8,000 institutions in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to more than 50,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, and applied sciences.


Media Contacts:

Natalia Rodriguez
Research4Life Communications Coordinator
Twitter: @R4LPartnership

Gabriela Mizrahi
JoMI Communications Coordinator
Twitter: @JomiJournal
Facebook: Journal of Medical Insight – JoMI


*An Estimation of the Global Volume of Surgery: a modeling strategy based on available data. The Lancet.

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One Month of Free Access to Around 1,700 Scientific Journals

19th March 2015

If you are a researcher from an emerging region, you can register for the STAR program providing one month of free access to around 1,700 international and regional journals.

T&FThe STAR program provides access to a full range of journal titles by Taylor & Francis, one of our partners committed to increase the dissemination of scientific information to the developing world.

The content provided by STAR  complements the titles that our Research4Life programs – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – provide for free or at a low cost to specific subject areas.

starOnce you register to STAR you will receive a voucher (one voucher is granted per recipient per year, and can only be redeemed once) that can be downloaded and activated when needed. Coverage spans Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Biological and Physical Sciences.

To be eligible for the STAR voucher you must reside in an eligible country. To go directly to the registration page click here.

Taylor & Francis also offers workshops for authors in collaboration with INASP’s AuthorAID. To know more about resources for researchers visit Taylor & Francis online.

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Publisher of the Month – Oxford University Press

11th March 2015

OUPOur Publisher of the Month is OUP (Oxford University Press). OUP is one of our founding partners providing its high-quality resources for free or at a low cost to eligible countries. In addition, OUP participates in a wide range of developing country initiatives, including INASP and eIFL, extending the reach of academic monographs and journals to more than 5,000 institutions in 100 low-income countries.

“Access to prestigious high quality journals and books from OUP has had a significant and positive impact on our efforts over the last 13 years by providing access to critical scientific research, significantly increasing the prospects of health and education in developing countries.”

Richard Gedye, Director of STM’s Outreach Programmes.

OUP offers access to over 285 prestigious and authoritative journals published in collaboration with some of the world’s most influential and scholarly professional societies. The 2015 Oxford Journals Collection includes cited journals in the fields of Medicine, Life Sciences, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Online products are also available including:

You can view the complete list of titles here.


The Librarian Resource Center  provides current librarians with training and technical support, including support in Spanish. Libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa receive training materials by ITOCA (The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa) a capacity building and training organization. INASP network participants are provided with training workshops and materials of particular relevance to librarians.

Institutions will need an Internet connection of least 56kbps, Internet browsers, and a PDF Reader software.


Librarians  or  staff members at institutions in developing countries can access OUP journals through the Research4Life programmes. If you  want to know more about the Developing Countries Initiative, training, and OUP products visit the OUP Librarian Resource Centre page or contact

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Tips for writing a research paper

16th October 2014

Writing a research paper?

Reporting new results in a scientific journal is a process common to all researchers. However, many scientific papers fail to effectively communicate research work to their audience. Focusing on the authors instead of on the readers, including unnecessary details or using complicated jargon are some of the things you should avoid. Effective scientific papers are interesting and useful to a broad audience including non-experts in the field. The following infographic presents some useful tips that will help you get the most out or your writing process.

For more information on reading and writing research papers check our Authorship Skills modules in our Training Section.

writing a research paper


– Writing in the Sciences: An online course by Coursera that teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.

– Writing Scientific Research Articles: This book shows scientists how to apply their analysis and synthesis skills to overcoming the challenge of how to write, as well as what to write, to maximise their chances of publishing in international scientific journals.

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Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez is the Communications Coordinator for Research4Life. She works with different organisations finding innovative ways to communicate science and development.


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AAAS Science – Publisher of the Month

14th July 2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is our first publisher of the month. AAAS publishes three respected peer-reviewed journals that Research4Life users are able to access. Science, the premier global science weekly; Science Signaling, the leading journal of cell signaling and regulatory biology; and Science Translational Medicine, integrating medicine, engineering and science to promote human health.

Registered institutions in group A and B countries are able to access AAAS journals and resources through HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI.


Science (1997–Current Issue)

ISSN: 1095-9203
AAAS Science
Science is the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. The journal publishes high-impact, original, peer-reviewed research and breaking science news. Several million viewers worldwide access Science online, downloading over 24 million full-text articles per year. Science publishes every Friday. Learn more.


Science Classic (1880–1996)

ISSN: 1095-9203

AAAS Science ClassicScience Classic provides access to the digital archives of the journal Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996. Maintained and preserved by AAAS, the e-resource delivers 116 years’ worth of high-impact scientific literature from the annals of the world’s largest general science journal. Readers have access to the high-resolution PDF version of each full-text article, including interactive bibliographic citations, abstracts, and references. Learn more.


Science Translational Medicine

ISSN: 1946-6242

SciencTranslational MedicineScience Translational Medicine publishes cutting-edge research that fills the knowledge gaps between research and medical application to improve patient care worldwide. This includes results from animal models that are likely to apply to patients, studies in human tissue that provide new information about therapies or disease, and innovative reports of drug discovery and development. The e-resource publishes every Wednesday. Learn more.


Science Signaling

ISSN: 1937-9145

ScienceSignaling_Logo_ForWebScience Signaling offers researchers the most up-to-date resource for groundbreaking research and commentary in the multidisciplinary field of cellular signaling. The journal publishes key findings in cellular and physiological regulation, including research, reviews, and perspectives related to the mechanisms by which cells and organisms communicate and affect each other’s behavior. The e-resource publishes every Tuesday. Learn more.


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