New Research4Life content portal now live

Published: Wednesday 30th June 2021
Category: News

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On July 1st, we will be launching a new user portal for access to our content with improved features and functionality. The portal is unified and contains the collections of all five programmes: Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, GOALI. In addition, AGORA and ARDI have separate portals only for their own collections.

What’s new?

The new Research4Life user interface has a modern look and feel and intuitive navigation. It features a Summon integration, and allows for browsing content with improved searching and filtering – giving users a simpler way to find titles and resources. Users will also be able to create their own account and save searches, bookmark favourite content, view their search history and create search alerts. It is optimized for mobile devices and is responsive to different sized screens.

How will it work?

The portal will become available during the day of July 1st, 2021 and users’ login details will continue to work with the new environment. Please note the URLs to access the Research4Life portals will change.  Our existing portals will redirect to the new ones; however, we suggest that users bookmark/favourite the new links as soon as possible.

Hinari, GOALI, OARE:

We have prepared a simple introductory video in English, French, and Spanish to help you get started with the new portal.

Download a PowerPoint presentation of the new portal and its features — and share it with your user communities.

What was the process like?

After almost twenty years, the Research4Life content portal needed a refresh to better respond to users’ needs, and to the growth of our collections. The Research4Life Technology Team has worked with Ingenta on the Content Portal Rewrite Project, which has involved:

  • 9 months of design and development
  • Translation into 5 languages
  • A team working across 5 continents
  • More than 50 testers from the Research4Life community

We encourage all users and partners to share this exciting news with your colleagues and to take time to explore the new portal and to take advantage of its new features.