Home > AGORA > News > Detail

The Research4Life Partner Newsletter is published!






Research4Life Partners Newsletter

October 2017



Note from the editors

We are on the cusp of an exciting new chapter for Research4Life. As we gear up to launch GOALI, our 5th programme focused on the rule of law early next year, we have been hard at work boosting our infrastructure and sharing the stories behind Research4Life… Continue reading

Ylann Schemm (The Elsevier Foundation) and Karna Wegner (FAO)
Co-chairs, Research4Life Communications & Marketing Team




Research4Life Partners Meeting Highlights


The Research4Life annual General Partners Meeting held in Oxford on 12 July 2017 brought together some 65 delegates and observers representing the publishing community, United Nations agencies, university libraries, and a number of representatives from the Research4Life user community. Read more








GOALI presentation and future launch 2018 

A new Research4Life programme, GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) will join the Research4Life partnership and will be launched in February 2018. GOALI will provide free or low cost online access to law and law-related academic and professional peer-reviewed content to government and not-for profit institutions in more than 115 low- and middle-income countries. 
Read more




Information in Action: Celebrating Research Advocacy Champions

The new Research4Life booklet “Information in Action: Celebrating Research Advocacy Champions” was presented during the Research4Life partners meeting in Oxford. This joint effort with INASP showcases the best stories from the 2016 Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition. Read more




New Authentication system

Research4Life has launched a new authentication system. This new environment has addressed many of the access problems we have had in recent years, including the issues caused by many publishers’ move to secure web communications. 
Read more




Librarians Without Borders

Launched in 2016, The MLA Librarians without Borders® / Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life Grants  support Hinari/R4L training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries. Read more




Elsevier adds Clinicalkey to Research4life

In June 2017, Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, added ClinicalKey to its existing global research and health resources available through Research4Life. ClinicalKey will equip doctors with an intuitive search engine to quickly distill evidence-based answers from Elsevier’s database of clinical content. 
Read more








Capacity Development Team Highlights

Several training workshops have been held in in Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Sudan and Uganda (Hinari) and in the United Republic of Tanzania (AGORA). In addition, there were shorter courses in Bangladesh and the US (Hinari/Librarians Without Borders). ARDI has held workshops on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in Guinea, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Jamaica and the Central African Republic. Two online courses (AGORA and ASIRA) are currently running. Read more




Stories of Change: Bangladesh

A new set of stories from the "Stories of Change" series from Bangladesh will be launched next month. The first story is about Nazim Uddin, Librarian at the ICDDRB in Dhaka. He is a Hinari focal point and enthusiastic advocator for the use of medical information. He has modernized a medical library serving hundreds of doctors and researchers in the slums of Dhaka. Stay tuned to discover more about this inspiring story.




New "Voices" site

To make our stories more visible and accessible, we have created a new space called “Voices” that gathers more than 50 inspiring stories from across the Research4Life community. This new site comprises the new Stories of Change series, our three booklets and our videos.




New Marketing Material Available

A new set of marketing material is now available for users and partners to download. These products help to promote Research4Life and its programmes and include a variety of resources including Brochures, Web Banners, Posters, Infographics and the Research4Life badge. Librarians will be able to make use of customizable products to organize their workshops.




Latest Stats and Facts


*Latest count of numbers of resources from July 2017.