Local, not-for-profit academic and research institutions and national intellectual property offices in two groups of countries may register for access to resources made available through ARDI. The groups of countries are generally based on three factors: gross national income (GNI) per capita, Human Development Index (HDI) figures, and United Nations Least Developed Country (LDC) status.
For institutions based in Group A countries, access through ARDI is free. For institutions based in Group B countries, access through ARDI is available for 1,500 US dollars per institution per calendar year (from January through December). Institutions based in Group B countries may benefit from a six-month free trial period.