Research4Life is a public private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers. Working together with technology partner Microsoft, the partnership’s goal is to help attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world.

FAO’s Director General José Graziano da Silva congratulating Onan Mulumba, Agricultural Librarian for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Makerere University in Uganda, for recognition of his role in building research capacity and boosting output among scientists, doctors and policymakers through Research4Life. ©FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico

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Stories From the Field:How Access to Scientific Literature is Improving the Livelihoods of Communities Around the World

To celebrate Research4Life’s 10th anniversary in 2011, we launched a user experience competition. We asked users to share with us how HINARI, AGORA or OARE has improved their work, life and community. In total we received some 60 entries from countries in all five continents. This impressive array of inspiring testimonies revealed a wealth of positive impacts brought about by Research4Life. This book celebrates the stories behind some of these competition entries.

This illuminating series of case studies provides insights into how access to the results of peer-reviewed research from Research4Life publisher partners is benefiting the health, well-being, and economic and social development of communities in the developing world, as well as contributing to greater environmental health and awareness.

Click here to download the Research4Life Making a Difference Booklet (Low Resolution)