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, 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.
Currently, over 100 publishers provide access to around 30,000 journals, books, and reference works for 120 developing countries and territories through ARDI.

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