About Research4Life

Research4Life provides institutions in low-and middle-income countries with online access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content. We aim to improve teaching, research and policymaking in health, agriculture, the environment and other life, physical and social sciences.



up to 96,000 books

up to 28,000 journals

up to 120 other resources

Since 2002, Research4Life have provided researchers at more than 10,000 institutions in over 120 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up 119,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, applied sciences and legal information.

We do this in partnership with organisations in the fields of scholarly communications, technology and international development: WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO; Cornell and Yale Universities; the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and more than 180 international publisher partners.

There are five programs through which users can access content: Research for Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Research for Global Justice (GOALI).


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Institutions

Not-for-profit institutions from eligible countries, areas and territories can register for free or low-cost access to international scientific journals, publications and databases. Check eligibility criteria and discover how to register for access to Research4Life.

Users

Users who are new to Research4Life may want to check our training material. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Dgroups or via our newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming trainings! Our resources can help you promote Research4Life in your institution.

Partners

We welcome all partners who want to support our mission to provide equitable access to academic and professional content in developing countries. Learn more about our partners, the Research4Life team, and contact r4l@research4life.org for more information.

Hinari
  • UN agencies working in unison
  • Providing more than 120 countries, areas and territories in the developing world free or low-cost access
  • Content from up to 180 publishers
  • Latest technology support
  • More than 10,000 institutions registered
  • Up to 119,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases available online
  • All stakeholders committed to support the programs at least until 2025
  • Ongoing plan to address the challenges and ensure a long-term legacy of research in developing countries
Hinari