In order for librarians and researchers to make the best use of Research4Life, we understand the importance of training and effective promotion. Here, you will find different Research4Life training materials. 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. If you require further information, please get in touch.

Our five programs also offer tailored training materials, go have a look: Hinari, AGORA, ARDI, OARE, GOALI.

Getting started with Research4Life

General information about Research4Life in order to understand the similarities and differences between our five programs: AGORA, ARDI, GOALI, Hinari and OARE .

  • Research4Life programs
  • Research4Life video tutorials


Research4Life MOOC

Our MOOCs help users get the most out of Research4Life and its five programs: Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI. The course delivered regularly throughout the year. Users can now register for the MOOC focusing on Hinari.


On this page, you can find recordings of past webinars from Research4Life partners and kindred organisations, specially developed for Research4Life users:

  • Dimensions (Digital Science)
  • Embase (Elsevier)
  • CAB Abstracts (CABI)
  • Searching with Summon and Google Scholar (Research4Life)
  • PubMed
Resources from related organizations and publishers

Our partners provide a number of free resources for librarians and researchers. On this page you can find information about additional websites, toolkits and learning programs you can use.

Author skills

Seven modules will help you write a research paper:

  • 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
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Resources for librarians and information specialists

These materials will help you train other trainers, promote Research4Life within your library and improve your professional skills.

  • Download train-the-trainer presentations
  • Use our Advocacy Toolkit and marketing tips to promote your library and secure funding
  • Learn more about information literacy
  • Implement Research4Life at your institution