Build teh capacity of national experts to facilitae - through their knowledge and reputation - the development of more progressive, science-driven state policies, regulatory frameworks, and governace structures.

Build the capacity of local media to gather and disseminate to the public new scientific knowledge of importance to the welfare of developing nations

Build the capacity of environmental professionals to manage fragile ecosystems, protect human health, and manage natural renewable resources more sustainably.


Research4Life: Distance learning: - The courses will be taught from 21 September to 25 October via the ITOCA Moodle Server.  Send your registration request to:

Research4Life reaches millstones of 35,000 free and low cost peer review resources for developing countries. Publisher partnership continues to add new journals, books and databases for researchers through HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI programmes. 

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced that its 12,200 Online Books would be made available through the Research4Life initiatives of HINARI, AGORA and OARE, benefitting research and academic communities in 80 low- and middle-income countries.

Research4Life News Letter - July 2013

Training Materials

OARE Short Course

July 2013
Format: PowerPoint
Size: 9.58MB
Language: English

SCOPUS: Searching for Scientific Articles

May 2010
Format: PowerPoint
Size: 2.75MB
Language: English

OARE Access Problems and Solutions for Full-Text Articles

July 2013
Format: PDF
Size: 908kB
Language: English


“Lecturers, researchers and students are constantly relying  on the use of resources in the preparation of lecture notes, for research purposes and as recommended reference sources respectively. They find the resources relevant both in terms of content suitability and currency.”

The State University of Zanzibar - Tanzania

“Thank you very much. The number and quality of information we can now access is just incredible. Nowhere in this part of the world could we have found so much information. It will really improve the speed and quality of our work. Thanks again.”

Cameroon Centre for Environment & Development

“OARE greatly improved scientific environmental research in developing countries and contributed to more effective policies and actions to safeguard our natural resources. We congratulate you for this outstanding initiative.”

Programa de Asuntos Internacionales y Biodiversidad Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental, Peru