ARDI – Research for Innovation

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry, provides free online access to major scientific and technical journals to local, not-for-profit institutions in least-developed countries and low-cost access to industrial property offices in developing countries across the world.

ARDI was launched in 2009 by WIPO in cooperation with 12 major publishers, to encourage innovation and assist developing countries in bridging the knowledge gap and aims 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.

ARDI is a member of the Research4Life partnership.

Literature available through ARDI

Training materials

  • 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)
  • ARDI Portal (Module 4) pdf, ARDI
				Portal (Module 4)
  • ARDI/Summon Search Tool (Module 5) pdf, ARDI Portal Other Resources (Module 5) Appendix pdf, ARDI Portal Other Resources (Module 5)
  • ARDI Portal/Other resources (Module 6) pdf,
				ARDI Training (Module 6)
  • Internet Resources (Module 7) pdf, ARDI Research4Life Training Portal (Module 7)
  • Research4Life Training Portal (Module 8) pdf, ARDI Research4Life Training Portal (Module 7)
  • Exercises for ARDI training modules 1 to 8 pdf, Exercises for ARDI Training Modules 1 to 7