Other Initiatives

AGORA - Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture

AGORA is a sister programme, administered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, aiming to provide access to global online research in agriculture and food security.

OARE - Online Access to Research in the Environment

OARE is a sister programme, administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to collections of environmental science research.

ARDI – Access to Research for Development and Innovation

ARDI is a sister programme, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization, aiming to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in low- and middle-income countries.


INASP is a cooperative network of partners whose aim is to enhance world-wide access to information and knowledge. They have a specific programme of support to information production, access and dissemination for researchers and professionals.

EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries

EIFL aims to facilitate affordable access to electronic scholarly resources by libraries in countries in transition. In its present form, eIFL covers well over 40 countries served by the Soros Foundations network. Along with its services promoting access to content in social sciences and humanities as well as science and technology, eIFL also offers various programs that support library consortium building in countries in transition.

Additional information on Initiatives

Liblicense Developing Nations Initiatives

Liblicense at the Center for Research Libraries has list a number of organizations developing or publicizing programmes designated to bring high quality, peer-reviewed sciences journals for free or very cheaply to developing nations. This site identifies such programmes and provides links where readers may learn more about them.