In order for librarians and researchers to make the best use of Research4Life, we understand the importance of training and effective promotion. The partners are committed to provide long-term support on the use of online resources. Here, you will find different Research4Life training materials for free. The content of this portal is aimed at librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students. All training materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Users looking for a guided Research4Life training can now register for the second edition of the Research4Life Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which will run from 20 April to 24 May 2020. More information on the FAO website.

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How to write a scientific paper

This section discusses key elements of publishing (ethical issues, style and language, structure and components of a paper) and explains structured abstracts, the article submission process, peer review, and author vs. reader priorities. It also includes an Appendix that summarizes the publishing process from a low-income country author’s perspective.

About Research4Life

Research4Life general training material in order to understand the similarities and differences between our five programmes: AGORA, ARDI, GOALI, Hinari and OARE .

  • Research4Life programmes
  • Research4Life video tutorials


Author skills

A set of six modules to develop author skills. How to read and write scientific papers, intellectual property and web bibliography along with hands on activity workbooks.

  • How to read a scientific paper
  • How to write a scientific paper
  • Intellectual property, copyright, and plagiarism
  • Strategies for effective writing
  • Web bibliography
Reference management tools

This section teaches you how to use different reference management tools to reference bibliographical data.

  • Mendeley
  • Zotero
Programme-specific training

General information and links to each of the specific training modules for the different Research4Life programmes.

  • Hinari
  • OARE
  • ARDI
Resources from related organizations and publishers

Find more information about additional websites from related organizations and publishers offering resources for librarians and researchers.

  • Resources for researchers
  • Resources for librarians
Resources for librarians and information specialists

Additional training material about marketing and managing change strategies for Research4Life as well as resources on information literacy.

  • Marketing strategies for Research4Life resources
  • Information literacy and research level
  • Strategies for managing change
  • Advocacy toolkit

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