Local, not-for-profit institutions from two groups of eligible countries, areas and territories may register for free or low-cost access to ten of thousands of peer-reviewed international scientific journals, publications, and databases through Research4Life.

If your institution is an academic, government or research institution in a low- and middle-income country, it may be eligible to join Research4Life.

Eligible institutions are:

  • national universities
  • professional schools
  • research institutes
  • teaching hospitals and healthcare centers
  • government offices
  • national libraries
  • agricultural extension centers
  • local, non-governmental organizations

Thousands of institutions across the world have already joined Research4Life. Universities and professional schools should check if the institution is represented on the list of registered academic institutions and if so, contact the librarian for access.


Institutions in two lists of countries, areas, and territories (Group A and Group B) are eligible to join Research4Life based on five factors.


Different factors and criteria are taken into account in order to define the countries assigned to each group.

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This access is provided under the Research4Life License Agreement.