We regularly organize webinars in collaboration with our partners and kindred organisations to highlight and explain some of the resources or platforms that they have made available through Research4Life.

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Webinar recordings

Using Research4Life

Joining and using Research4Life

Learn how institutions can join and use Research4Life. Get answers to frequently asked questions and discover how you can check what is available in your country and organization. Download the PowerPoint ↓

Summon and Google Scholar

This webinar helps you build an effective search strategy via Summon or Google Scholar to search across Research4Life programs. Download the PowerPoint ↓

Law and social sciences in Research4Life

GOALI is a Research4Life program that helps researchers in lower- and middle-income countries improve the quality of legal research.

Navigating the new Research4Life content portal

Learn how to navigate Research4Life’s new unified content portal, so that you can save valuable time and discover content easily on your next content search.

Introducción al uso de Research4Life

Este es un seminario web para conocer cómo su institución puede garantizar un acceso continuo y sin problemas a hasta 200.000 recursos académicos y científicos de Research4Life. 

Introduction à Research4Life

Il s’agit d’un webinaire pour découvrir comment votre établissement peut garantir un accès transparent et continu à jusqu’à 151 000 ressources académiques et scientifiques Research4Life.

2022 Publishing & Research Communication webinar series

1. The initial steps of research

This webinar highlights the initial steps of research: search and access literature and formulating the research question. Download the presentations: Understanding Research Life Cycle and Identifying and using information sources.

2. Open Science

This webinar focuses on the opportunities and challenges of Open Science: from Open Access to Open Research. Download the presentations: The philosophy behind Open Science and UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

3. Writing winning grant proposals

This webinar guides you through the process of a successful grant application. Download the presentation: Writing winning grant proposals.


4. Publishing ethics

This webinar gives an overview of publishing ethics, as well as authorship issues, duplicate submissions, data manipulations and consent.  Download the presentation: Understanding publishing Ethics.

5. Getting published

This webinar focuses on the process for authors to get published, the peer review process, and how to increase their chances of success. Download the presentation: Getting published.

6. Increasing impact

This webinar highlights successful strategies and case studies for promoting research to distinct communities. Download the presentation: Increasing the impact of your research.

Publishing & Research Communications Short Course 1 

1. Choosing the right journal for your work

This webinar details how to understand institutional compliance as well as how to identify and avoid predatory journals/publishers. Download the presentation: Choosing the right journal for your work

2. Strategies for writing successful research articles

This webinar guides focuses on identifying what should be included in the different sections of the paper and avoiding making mistakes that can lead to rejection. Download the presentation: Strategies for writing successful research articles

3. Perspectives on successful writing and publishing   

This webinar breaks down understanding the perspective of various key constituents involved in the writing and publishing process.



Using platforms offered by Research4Life partners

Cab Abstracts

CAB Abstracts holds over 11.6 million records in applied life sciences from over 120 countries in 50 languages.

Cambridge Core

Cambridge Core by Cambridge University Press offers high-quality, peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of subjects.


Dimensions Plus by Digital Science connects research papers with information about funding, patents and much more.


Embase uncovers drug-disease relationships and drug-drug interactions. Webinar also available in Spanish and French.

FSTA Database

FSTA by IFIS Publishing contains information on food and health sciences. Download the PowerPoint ↓

Jus Mundi

This webinar details how one can effectively navigate and make use of the Jus Mundi: Legal Research tools.


Mendeley is a free reference manager that can help you store, organize, note, share and cite references and research data. Download the PowerPoint↓


PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. Download the PowerPoint ↓

The Lens

The Lens is a free & open knowledge platform providing analytics & research management tools, and a comprehensive collection of scholarly literature and patent metadata. Download the PowerPoint ↓


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses collection of 5+ million dissertations & theses from all over the world allows researchers to amplify diverse voices and place research in a global context. Watch the demo.

Improve your research skills


Learn how INASP supports researchers in low- and middle-income countries in publishing and communicating their research – and discover AuthorAID, a global network of researchers. Download the PowerPoint ↓

Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy is a free platform by Elsevier with research training: from the beginnings of research preparation, through the publishing process, all the way to demonstrating impact. Download the PowerPoint ↓

Open Access

Learn how Research4Life can help publishers and researchers and make Open Access publishing more equitable. Authors will also find information on reduced or waived publication charges. Download the PowerPoint ↓