Research4Life is the collective name for the five programmes which provides developing countries with free access to academic and professional peer – reviewes content online.
The AGORA programme, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of up to 13,700 key journals and up to 26,500 books in more than 115 countries
Launched in 2002, Hinari Access to Research in Health programme is managed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with Yale University Library and up to 150 publishers. Hinari provides access to up to 14,900 journals, up to 60,000 e-books, and up to 105 other information resources. The journals can be searched through a special version of PubMed (Medline), and other article indexes.
Launched in 2006, OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) is managed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with Yale University and up to 60 publishers. OARE provides access to up to 11,500 journals, up to 27,000 e-books, and up to 40 other information resources in a wide range of disciplines contributing to our understanding of the natural environment, including environmental toxicology and pollution, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental chemistry, geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, geography, environmental economics, environmental law and policy, conservation policy and planning, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, energy, and many other disciplines.
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry, aims to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.
Is a new programme providing free or low-cost online access to legal research and training in the developing world.