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Research4Life: HINARI: About HINARI

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

What is HINARI?

Research4Life (R4L) is a public-private partnership of the World Health Organization (WHO), along with major publishers and various other organizations.  The partnership’s goal is to reduce the scientific knowledge gap for developing countries by providing free or low cost access to peer reviewed scientific knowledge.

HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme provides access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

This guide provides information about HINARI eligibility and training. It also highlights some free resources and educational material to be found within the HINARI training modules.

HINARI - A capacity building resource.

HINARI was launched in 2002, and provides access to key databases such as PubMed (full text), Cochrane, CINAHL, and Scopus. It is now one of the primary portals accessed by researchers and clinicians in developing countries.

Watch the video below to see how HINARI is changing health care around the world.

R4L Partners

Who is involved and what is provided?


Making a Difference: Stories from the Field

Click here to access Making a Difference: Stories from the Field and learn about how access to scientific literature is improving the livelihoods of communities around the world.

Who uses HINARI?

Click here to download the HINARI Infographic

See below to learn more about how HINARI has impacted health care in developing countries. HINARI is also a valuable resource for global health workers from developed countries who collaborate with partners in developing countries


Other R4L Programs

To learn more about the other Research4Life programs please visit the following websites: 

AGORA – Research in Agriculture

OARE – Research in the Environment

ARDI -  Research for Innovation