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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

About ARDI

About ARDI?

What is ARDI ?

ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) is a program developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and its partners in the publishing industry. Its objective is to facilitate the widespread sharing of information contained in scientific and technical journals, contributing to a reduction of the knowledge gap between richer and poorer countries and facilitating a greater participation on the part of the developing and least developed countries in the benefits of the global knowledge economy.

Who administers ARDI?

ARDI is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Who are the ARDI partner publishers?

The ARDI partner publishers are the world’s leading scientific and technical publishers.

What is Research4life?

ARDI is a member of Research4life which is a collective partnership of 5 programs, including AGORA, administered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), GOALI, by the International Labour Organization (ILO), HINARI, by the World Health Organization (WHO) and OARE by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

How can my institution gain access to Reseach4Life?

As of January 2018, registration for one program will grant access to all five programs. For further information on Research4Life, please see detailed FAQs.

For further information on eligibility, registration and using ARDI and the sister programs of Research4Life, please see the more detailed FAQs.