Other Initiatives

What is AGORA, is it part of HINARI?

AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) is a separate initiative administered by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, which coordinates closely with HINARI. The system provides access to over 1200 key journals in food, agriculture, environmental science and social sciences.

How can my institution gain access to AGORA?

You can find information on Registration for AGORA on their website.

What is OARE ? Is it part of HINARI ?

OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment), managed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Yale University, is a separate initiative that is coordinated closely with HINARI. OARE focuses on providing access to journals and other information resources in environmental science research.

How can my institution gain access to OARE ?

You can find information on how to register for OARE on their website.

Are there other initiatives for accessing online journals?

In addition to HINARI, AGORA and OARE there are several other programs which allow users from developing countries to access online journals free or low-cost. They include the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) managed by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP); Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL) ; the Ptolemy Project , and the Free Access to Developing Economies program from HighWire . You may find more information on the Other Initiatives Web page. In addition, on the Journals page, the "Other Free Collections" section includes links to journals available free to all users.