Research4Life is the collective name for four programmes that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.
Eligible libraries and their users benefit from:
- Online access to up to 45,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases.
- Full-text articles which can be downloaded for saving, printing or reading on screen.
- Searching by keyword, subject, author or language.
- Resources available in several languages.
- Training in information literacy and promotional support.
Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers. Working together with technology partner Microsoft, the partnership’s goal is to help attain six of the UN’s eight
Millennium Development Goals by 2015, reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialised countries and the developing world.