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Research4Life (external resource - not available directly through INASP)

Type: Online journals, books and databases

Content Overview

Research4Life is the collective name for four programmes (HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI) that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.

Subject Strengths

HINARI: Health

Online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.


AGORA: Agriculture

Access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences.


OARE: Environmental Science

Access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research.


ARDI: Technology and Innovation 

Access to scolarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology.


The resources also include cross-cutting thematic areas such as economics, public policy, anthropology and development.



Institutions in the following countries can register for access to Research4Life (external resource - not available directly through INASP) through the process below:

Registration and Access

Registration for Research4Life (external resource - not available directly through INASP)

Registration for Research4Life is done directly with each programme rather than through the INASP registration system.

Registration for HINARI:

Registration for AGORA:

Registration for OARE:

Registration for ARDI:

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Access by fixed, external IP address with username and password access for remote users.

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