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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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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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2016 MLA Hinari/Research4Life Grant Recipients

14th September 2016

The Medical Library Association (MLA)mla and the Elsevier Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2016 MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grants.

hinlogo-05Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, these grants will support HINARI/R4L training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries. The recipients will use the grants to benefit individuals to obtain skills to effectively and efficiently use the Hinari/Research4Life resources and also become trainers for their institutions or country.

The recipients will be honored at the Presidents’ Awards Dinner during MLA’17 in Seattle, Washington.

  • Martha Cecilia Garcia, Coordinator National Library of Medicine, Honduras, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
  • Karin Saric, Information Services Librarian, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California, USA.
  • Alemayehu Bisrat, Health Informatics Expert and Project Coordinator, Center for eHealth, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Dativa Tibyampansha, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tanzania.
  • Megan von Isenburg, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

Congratulations to the winners!

Ready to Submit an Application for the 2017 Grants?

Choose the 2017 MLA Hinari/Research4Life Grant online application form. The completed online form and supporting documents must be received by December 1.  Be certain to follow the application checklist, as submissions lacking required information will not be reviewed.

For more information visit

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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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Research4Life Training: An Overview of the Past Year

29th July 2015

To make the best use of the Research4Life resources, training is one of the key and most important activities that our partners and programmes are committed to offer to our users. During the year thousands of librarians and researchers make use of our training material around the globe.

Research4Life offers long-term support on the use of the HINARI, AGORAOARE and ARDI online platforms, Reference Management Tools and also training on how to write, read and publish research papers. Training workshops and courses are offered online via our Training Portal, Programme Portals and ITOCA Moodle Platform, but users can also attend National Training Workshops in different countries. Most of the Training workshops are hosted and funded by partner organizations and universities, and others are directly funded by Research4Life.

The following map presents an overview of the National Training Workshops conducted during the past year. This map is a comprehensive overview of the workshops notified to the Training Team, if you or your organization hosted a Research4Life workshop during the past year, and it is not on the map, please let us now by sending an email to:

Are you joining a Research4Life workshop in the future? would you like to follow an online workshop? stay tuned for upcoming training!

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About the author

Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez

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

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Free AGORA online course

30th April 2015

If you are a researcher, librarian or a professional working in Agriculture, the new AGORA online course is for you. Delivered online through the ITOCA Moodle platform, the course takes around 6-8 hours to complete, is self-paced and contains a short set of exercises to complete. You will learn key skills that are necessary for the efficient and effective use of the resources in the Programme. Participants will receive a certificate after finishing the course.

The AGORA programme is a collection of more than 5700 key journals and 4100 books in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. 2800 institutions in more than 100 countries have registered for free or at a low cost to the programme.

In order to join you must be from an AGORA registered institution.

Registration opens the 4th of May following this online form. You will need your name, email address, institution and AGORA userID.




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