Research4Life e-learning Program

Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO, Cornell and Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and up to 155 international publishers. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to scholarly, professional and research information.

Since 2002, the five programmes – Research in Health (Hinari), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Research for Global Justice (GOALI) – have provided researchers at more than 8,900 institutions in more than 120 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up 90,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, applied sciences and legal information.

Building on the experience with the AGORA courses run by FAO over the past two years there is an opportunity to develop a new online training course for all the five programmes and provide capacity to a variety of stakeholders in the Research4Life eligible countries. By developing and delivering the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “Research4Life Online Training Tools to develop capacities in information use, scholarly communication, and information management in least developing countries”, the project will contribute to the development of skills and competences in access to scientific resources for low-income countries.

Our goal
• Create a unique, joint modular e-learning course, covering the 5 programs of Research4Life as well as needs of current and potential users and institutions.