Webinar@AIMS: Research4Life: The library that opens doors EN

The AIMS team in cooperation with Research4Life is pleased to announce the webinar “Research4Life: the library that opens doors”. This webinar will be presented in a webinar series in English, Spanish and French. Information for the French event will be published soon. The webinar is open for librarians, researchers, decision makers, students, and other interested people.


Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, Cornell and Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and over 200 international scientific publishers. It provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Eligible libraries and their users benefit from online access to up to 68,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases in the areas of health, agriculture, environment and technology.

The overall goal of Research4Life is to empower research institutions in developing countries and to reduce knowledge gaps.

This webinar will illustrate how Research4Life works, how it is constructed and who can join the partnership. It will briefly present the four Research4Life programs Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI that provide access to the aforementioned research areas. Furthermore it will give an overview about free training provided on the website about authorship skills reference management tools etc. and provide examples of how Research4Life could make a difference for many research institutions already.



17th March 2016  - 11:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


18th March 2016  - 16:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)



Kimberly Parker, World Health Organization

Kimberly Parker is the Hinari Programme Manager at the World Health Organization where she coordinates the Hinari Access to Research in Health programme. Before moving to the World Health Organization in 2008, Kimberly worked for 18 years at the Yale University Library on science, medical, and electronic publishing issues of librarianship. The biggest challenge and reward in her role is keeping a far-flung partnership dynamic and vibrant in the middle of its second decade of engagement.


Natalia Rodriguez, Research4Life

Natalia Rodriguez (@rodrigueznats) is the Communications Coordinator for Research4Life. Natalia holds a BSc in biology and an MSc in science communication from  Delft University of Technology  in the Netherlands. Before joining Research4Life, she worked in the Elsevier's Global Communications department in Amsterdam. Currently based in Bremen, Germany, Natalia also works as a freelance creative for different organizations, finding innovative ways to communicate science and development.


How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org, containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your e-mail
  • your country
  • which webinar you would like to attend

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Research4Life, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and CIARD 

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