ARDI – Research for Innovation

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim 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.

Currently, over 100 publishers provide access to around 30,000 journals, books, and reference works for 121 developing countries and territories through ARDI.


Scholarly literature made available through ARDI

ARDI Training Guide

  • Background (Module 1) PDF,
    ARDI Background (Module 1)
  • Searching Strategies (Module 2) pdf, ARDI Searching Strategies (Module 2)
  • Eligibility & Registration (Module 3) pdf, ARDI Eligibility & Registration (Module 3)
  • Portal (Module 4) pdf, ARDI
    Portal (Module 4)
  • Portal Other Resources (Module 5) pdf, ARDI Portal Other Resources (Module 5)
  • Training (Module 6) pdf,
    ARDI Training (Module 6)
  • Research4Life Training Portal (Module 7) pdf, ARDI Research4Life Training Portal (Module 7)
  • Exercises for ARDI Training Modules 1 to 7 pdf, Exercises for ARDI Training Modules 1 to 7

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