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 Research4Life training materials for librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students. All materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. If you require further information, please get in touch.

New: download our presentation on how to search the new Research4Life content portal.

Getting started with Research4Life

General information about Research4Life:

  • Introduction to Research4Life
  • Searching the new Research4Life content portal
  • 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.


Find recordings of past webinars from Research4Life partners and kindred organisations, specially developed for our users:

  • Using Research4Life
  • Using platforms offered by Research4Life partners
  • Improve your research skills
Free resources from partners

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.

Authors hub

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
Librarians hub

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
  • Implement Research4Life at your institution
  • Learn more about information literacy