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United Republic of Tanzania – Government Office

Getting reliable updated information is one of the main challenges facing our institution. This resource will benefit our department by providing updated information which is highly needed for capacity building and evidence-based planning purposes.

November 2018

Burkina Faso – University

Research4life could help our new institute to access to high-quality and relevant scientific literature, to improve our research in relevant fields regarding to our specializations and the quality and effectiveness of education and training.

September 2018

Rwanda – Government Office

GOALI is a good tool that will help to have substantive and accurate legal information needed for initiation, revision and drafting of laws.It is also a good opportunity for our staff to continuously learn from legal documentation.

September 2018

Burkina Faso – University

Le programme research4life est un atout pour mon institution car il offrira aux chercheurs et au étudiants une documentation plus riche pour leur recherche

August 2018

Malawi – University

We are hearty thanks to research4life to do this publication service to the students, faculties and researchers for the better development of Malawi.

June 2018

Nepal – NGO

Nepal, being a developing country, it is difficult to access full text of publications. It will be a great help and encouragement for young scientist to support their research activities.

May 2018

Madagascar – NGO

Nous voulons élargir notre connaissance en matière de la préservation de l’environnement, et profiter nos sources d’énergies pour développer notre société. Nous sommes engagés pour avancer et éliminer la pauvreté en milieu rural malgache.

May 2018

Rwanda – NGO

Therefore I want to be empowered and have access to information so that to drive the move and make vibes in professional farming and Extension education to Rwanda’s farming community by helping youth.

May 2018

Bangladesh – University

It would be a great support for the faculty members of the newly establish higher University in Bangladesh. I am expressing our heartiest gratitude to you and your team for providing such a big opportunity for us. We will acknowledge your contribution accordingly at the university and national scale.

May 2018

Bangladesh – University

Hinari is very much useful for us. It helps in updating the knowledge and development of our faculty members.

April 2018

Bangladesh – University

As a Developing country, we eagerly are seeking free access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online, especially from the following programmes – Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI.

April 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo – University

Au nom de la communauté scientifique et estudiantine de l’ISTM – KIDIMA, nous vous présentons nos remerciements pour l’opportunité que vous nous offrez d’accéder aux bibliothèques virtuelles grâce à la générosité de vos institutions. Merci infiniment et veuillez continuer à soutenir les institutions des pays en voie de développement.

April 2018

Viet Nam – University

We are really grateful that we can be able gain access to your collections. As you know here in VietNam the information resources are limited or difficult to reach and some are obsolete at the present. By giving us the account and password , you have just gave us the chance to reach and absorb more knowledge , in short a brighter ways to make good things happen. Thank you so much.

April 2018

Tanzania – University

GOALI has come at the right time,especially, in the facilitation of evidence-based law enforcement and legal practices in our regions where cases’ decisions or rulings take long time to implement due to lack of evidence. Thanks to ILO and R4L for this Great endeavour

March 2018

Uganda – Research Institute

Thank you for this development and new addition to the Research for Life resources and access points. I wish to register my thanks for AGORA which we have continued to access since the beginning!

February 2018

Kenya – University

We have been subscribed for sometime now with different credentials for each programme, but I noticed the said changes – I could log in to any one of them, and I could access all – that is pretty neat, thank you.

February 2018

Nepal – NNGO

Thank you very much providing such services for the people of developing countries. It will be great support for us to accomplish various scientific research.

February 2018

Cambodia – University

I have seen that the programs will be very useful and beneficial to all of the students in the university, faculty members, and others. This is the best way of building knowledge for young Cambodian students who are the main resources for the development of this war-torn and poverty-stricken nation.

January 2018


Below you will find some more examples of the institutions – and their people – who are using the programmes, and the impact it is making on their research.

“I am one of the lucky librarian to get the opportunity to learn in depth about Research4Life programmes, its contents and other useful resources. I would like to appreciate and thank you for organizing the Digital Access to Research (DAR) workshop at Far Western University, Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur – a remote area of Nepal. It was really a great opportunity for me and my University researches and different faculty members. After the training I am feeling very comfortable to use Reserach4Life resources and promote it to our library users. My University getting benefited from this huge resources available collectively. I am expecting continuity of such programme in future. I will appreciate any support or participation in future training and any learning opportunities.”

Archana Chaudhary, Far Western University, Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur, Nepal

A few years ago we carried out an experiment for surgical operations of some livestock animals and as we thought it was excellent research, we wrote a manuscript on the findings for publication in a journal. However, after a review of the manuscript it came back with the comment that the drug which we used as anaesthesia for the animals had been banned about 5 years earlier. Had we had access to up-to-date published literature through such resources like AGORA this would not have happened.”

Prof. Shehu U. Abdulahi, Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

There is a huge inequality in the developing world regarding access to health information and HINARI levels the playing field. But still there has been little culture of using HINARI as a resource for research, so training and experience is needed. HINARI has to be around for a long while before the results will really be seen in terms of a culture of learning”

School of Tropical Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

My access to OARE when I did my PhD programme did not only enable me as a person achieve my target but also to improve the quality of life among the Ogiek people in Mauche and Newsiit where diarrhoea and coughs, among other preventable ailments, have been ravaging lives of children and many adults in a vicious disease circle.”

Wilkista Nyaora Moturi, Head of Environment Studies Department, Egerton University, Kenya

Scientific journals are very important in the developing world because they give the scientists– the knowledge, the cutting edge information so that they can be able to fight diseases…work on issues of the environment, [and] work with the issues of poverty. Programmes like HINARI, AGORA and OARE…give access to many in the developing world. …this ensures that…scientific knowledge also comes to the scientists in the developing world so that they can add their own innovation…adapt it to their own environments and really work on the solutions”

Gracian Chimwaza, Executive Director of ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa), Pretoria, South Africa

In medical work and in training and in research, information is something very crucial…We need to know what is done elsewhere. Before we knew about Hinari finding information was very difficult. Hinari [helps] us to have the data we need in real time. We just have to go to the website, do…the appropriate search and then we can download the resources that are there….It solves…problem of train and treating patient[s].”

Dr. Mahammoud Jaro, Urologist, Dakar Senegal