Register now for the upcoming 9th Research4Life MOOC

Published: quarta-feira 17th abril 2024
Category: News

Registrations are open for the 9th edition of the Research4Life Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) .This free five-week course, which is taught in English, will run from 27 May to 30 June 2024 . Register before 12 May 2024 to reserve your spot!

Participants will learn how to utilize the five Research4Life collections; Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, and GOALI, to their fullest potential.

  • Deep dive into the landscape of scholarly communication.
  • Discover scholarly literature and how you can use it.
  • Get tips on searching relevant resources for your discipline.
  • Understand how to distribute your research results.
  • Learn how to successfully market your library within your institution and region.

Who should apply?

The target audience for this MOOC is aligned with Research4Life’s eligibility criteria. Eligible institutions include national universities, professional schools (in medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, public health, socio-legal studies, engineering, etc.), research institutes, teaching hospitals and healthcare centres, government offices, national libraries, agricultural extension centers and local non-governmental organizations.

The Research4Life MOOC was developed for librarians, information professionals, IT specialists, researchers, academics, lecturers, educators, students including graduates and postgraduates, and professionals, such as doctors, policy makers, extensionists, lawyers, social workers and statisticians in the eligible countries and institutions.

How much time does it take?

Participants are expected to spend on average six to eight hours per week on lessons and activities, such as contributing to discussion forums and webinars.

What do you get from this course?

The MOOC allows participants to study their area of interest over the five-week period. The course covers topics such as the scholarly communication landscape, information literacy skills, advocacy and capacity development strategies. Additionally, it provides specific information about using the Research4Life Unified Content Portal and the discipline specific (Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) collections.


Participants of the course will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance after completing the exam at the end of the course. Those who pass the exam with a grade of at least 70% will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

For further information, please contact the MOOC organizers at: [email protected] .The deadline for applications is 12 May 2024.