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1 HINARI (Research4Life) Eligibility and Registration (module 3)

2 Table of Contents R4L background Eligibility –Group A & Group B Registration process –Step by step guide –Registration form –Key points

3 Background Research4Life includes four programmes: –HINARI (Health Access to Research programme) –AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) –OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) –ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) Eligible institutions can register for all four See for more information

4 Eligibility (01 2012) Institutions in countries with GNI (gross national income) per capita below $1600 or HDI (human development index) less than 0.63 are eligible for free access (Group A) Institutions in countries with GNI per capita between $1601-$5000 or HDI less than 0.67 pay a fee of $1000 per year (Group B) Some publishers exclude countries from Group B and sometimes Group A and do not allow access to their journals For details, see

5 R4L Group A & B Countries

6 We will open the Eligibility page from the HINARI website. All the programs have similar links to Eligibility pages.

7 TheEligibility page contains the descriptions of the Group A (free access) and Group B (low-cost access). The countries, areas and territories in each group are listed at the bottom of this page.

8 This is a partial listing of the Group A (free access) and Group B (low-cost access) countries.

9 This page lists the publishers who have made some resources available to Group B institutions that cannot or choose not to pay the annual fee.

10 Your institution must be registered for you to gain access to the full-text electronic resources. Click on the Register for HINARI link to access the step-by-step guide – to see if your institution is registered or must complete the process. Note: the Register for HINARI link is located on the Access the content page of HINARI, AGORA and OARE.

11 A similar Register for AGORA link can be found on the AGORA Access the content page and ditto for OARE.

12 Now opened is the step-by-step guide to completing the Research4Life online registration process. You will check to make sure your institution is not already registered. There is a link to the online registration form.

13 Displayed are some of the details of the step-by-step document. We will open the Select a programme page that contains links to Registered Universities and Professional Schools for HINARI, AGORA and OARE.

14 We have displayed the access page to the Registered Universities and Professional Schools by Countries, Areas and Territories PDF documents for HINARI, AGORA and OARE. To download the PDF file, click on the specific list. Note: These lists do not include all the registrations in each country.

15 Displayed is the part of the list of Registered Universities and Professional Schools for Ethiopia.

16 The following slides are a summary of the key points of the registration process located at:

17 From this page, institutions can register for 3 Research4Life programmes* (and do NOT need to register for each individually). Read the instructions carefully – to check eligibility of your institution and also to properly fill out the form. *ARDI currently has a separate registration page: To check on Registered Universities and Professional Schools by Countries, Areas and Territories, click on here. For more information, go to Registration and Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions: and_eligibility/en/index.html

18 Note the detailed contact information that is required (registrant, Librarian/Information Liaison, Director and Computer Support Officer). Please make sure you completely fill out the REQUIRED information or the registration cannot be properly processed. Remember only one registration per institution is required. If not registered, complete form and click on Send Registration. Once the institution is registered, the librarian will receive a HINARI User Name and Password. All members of the institution can use the institutions User Name and Password. For a step-by-step guide to registering for all R4L programmes, go to: howtoregister2/

19 Key Hints Telephone and Fax fields are numeric. No blank spaces, nor symbols should be used. Comments and Activities fields have a maximum number of characters. If you want to provide any explanation, please send by email to the HINARI HelpDesk Include in the email your country and full institution name - in order to identify the If possible, include an institutional email address (e.g. or not )

20 If you have registered for one previously and want to register for the other two, add a note in the comments field with your institution and username. This will speed up the registration process for a 2nd or 3rd program. Lastly, the whole validation and processing takes from four to six weeks. Currently (February 2013) we have a huge backlog caused by the Already Registered applications. updated: 2013 02

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