About ARDI

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry, aims to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:

  • reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
  • support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.


Research4Life content is grouped into the following collections:  

  • ARDI gives access to scientific and technical information.
  • Hinari is one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.
  • AGORA  is an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food and agriculture.
  • GOALI focuses on law and social sciences, including politics, economics, philosophy, history and more.
  • OARE collects information resources on environment, including ecology, geography, energy and more.

Explore the complete Research4Life collections. 

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