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.

Since 2002, Research4Life has provided researchers at more than 11,500 institutions in over 125 lower- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up 203,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, applied sciences and legal information.

We do this in partnership with organizations 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 200 international publisher partners.

There are five content collections: 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).

Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Research4Life. Words are inadequate to express how this is key to fill the gaps that existed in our library collection over the past years.

User in Liberia

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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 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.

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 team, resources available to you, and contact us for more information.

  • UN agencies working in unison
  • Providing more than 125 countries, areas and territories in the developing world free or low-cost access
  • Content from up to 200 publishers
  • Latest technology support
  • More than 11,500 institutions registered
  • More than 200,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases available online
  • All stakeholders committed to support the programs at least until 2030
  • Ongoing plan to address the challenges and ensure a long-term legacy of research in developing countries