Make the best use of the Research4Life Resources… & MORE : Get involved!

Research4Life* is the collective name for the four programmes:



Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture,
facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN 
      - What you need to know about AGORA


Access to Research for Health programme


Access to Research for Development and Innovation


Access to Research in the Environment

with 200+partners working together to provide free (to institutions in group A countries and for a small fee to group B countries) or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.

Thanks to Research4Life Programmes, quality 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.

Invites Your Institution to REGISTER to Research4Life, to access/use its content.

Did you know that AGORA online collection currently counts up to 6,098 key journals and up to 23,000 e-books to more than 3,100 institutions in more than 115 countries ?

Register to AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) & start using its content

Since the new authentication system is on - AGORA has also gained some institutions originally registered for other Research4Life Programmes. Consequently, these institutions have now access to AGORA. 

TRAINING PORTAL aims to help librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students make the best use of the Research4Life online resources (and more). Here you can find different Research4Life training materials to download for free, such as:

Moreover, Research4Life TRAINING PORTAL contains additional resources/information on:

AGORA Capacity Development Highlights :

* Free e-learning course "AGORA: Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture" aims to provide information about the fundamentals of information literacy competencies and develop necessary skills to access and effectively use AGORA.

* Free e-learning course “Access to scientific information resources in agriculture in low-income countries” (ASIRA) aims to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of agricultural data and science particularly in low-income countries.

Webinars@AIMS on Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (Filter by “AGORA”)

National AGORA Workshop in the Republic of Moldova: Access to Online Information in Agricultural Research (2017)

Tanzania workshop on Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) (2017)

 Invites you to PROMOTE Research4Life within YOUR LIBRARY with help of:

 Welcomes PARTNERS who would like to support its programmes. Publishers, Institutions, and any organizations that are willing to support Capacity Building and Training activities are also welcomed.

For more information contact [email protected]


Partners in AGORA, including Publishers

Contact AGORA : [email protected]

Partners in HINARI, including Publishers

Contact HINARI :  [email protected]

Partners in ARDI, including Publishers

Contact ARDI : [email protected]

Partners in OARE, including Publishers

Contact OARE : [email protected]


“VOICES” shares Research4Life Stories of Change, Testimonials, Videos, Case Study Booklets to show how access to information can make a difference and improve the lives of those in need.

The "Stories of Change" campaign has also been launched on Facebook !

Interested in getting more involved or telling the AGORA story from your own organization?  Contact AGORA at [email protected]

Together with INASP, Research4Life has recently launched Information in Action: Celebrating Research Advocacy Champions, - a new book of case studies to provide a series of motivating exemplars for others in the communities that Research4Life serves.

GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information)In 2018, Research4Life  gears up to launch GOALI, its 5th programme focused on the rule of law for information/data access (see:  the formal approval of GOALI) .

NEWS. To keep up to date with Research4Life (& AGORA) activities and initiatives:

* Research4Life is a public private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, Cornell University, Yale University and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.

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