Register for the Research4Life Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn how to best utilize AGORA resources

20 Feb 2023

The eighth edition of the Research4Life Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is set to run from 3 April to 7 May 2023. Registration is now open for the free, five-week course.

Participants will learn how to utilize the five Research4Life collections; Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, and GOALI, to their fullest potential. The course  language of instruction is English and will include:

  • A deep dive into the landscape of scholarly communication;
  • Discovery of scholarly literature and how to use it;
  • Tips on searching relevant resources based on discipline;
  • More understanding of how to distribute research results; and
  • Learn how to successfully market your library within your institution and region.

Who should apply?
The five-week virtual course is targeted at English-speaking librarians, information professionals, IT specialists, researchers, academics, lecturers, educators, students including graduates and postgraduates, and professionals, such as doctors, policy makers, extensionists, lawyers, social workers, and statisticians in the Research4Life eligible countries and institutions.

The target audience for this MOOC is aligned with Research4Life’s eligibility criteria.

Eligible institutions include national universities, professional schools (in medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, public health, socio-legal studies, engineering, etc.), research institutes, teaching hospitals, healthcare centers, government offices, national libraries, agricultural extension centers, and local non-governmental organizations.

Registration is available here. The deadline for applications is 12 March 2023. Successful participants will be informed by 27 March 2023.

Further details about the course will be provided to successful participants ONLY. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

More information about the MOOC is available at  

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