Announcement on Research4Life Distance Learning Courses

Announcement of HINARI, AGORA and OARE (Research4Life) Short Courses ITOCA and the Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association will be conducting distance learning courses for HINARI, AGORA and OARE. The courses will be taught from 21 September to 25 October via the ITOCA Moodle Server. All the courses will be offered in English. (We are planning separate courses in French and Portuguese for HINARI and French for AGORA. We will send another message for the registration of these courses.)

The course material is available on the ITOCA Moodle page and also will be placed in Dropbox folders. Completion of the course will take between 4-6 hours and includes ‘hands-on’ exercises. Once you complete the course and the exercises are graded, you will receive a certificate. All the grading will be completed by 15 November. Send your registration request to Include your name, email address, institution and R4L program userid. We will accept the 1st 40 individuals in each course with the deadline for registering being 20 September. After sending your registration request, you will be receive further instructions on how to access the course on the ITOCA Moodle server. Please limit your registration to only 1 course. To complete the course, you must have your institutional username and password to the specific programme. These will not be supplied by ITOCA or any of the R4L programmes. If you do not have your institution’s username or password, check with your librarian or IT staff.