INASP & Research4Life


Springer Nature participates in Research4Life, the collective name for three programs: AGORA; HINARI; and OARE. Research4Life programs provide non-profit institutions in developing countries with free or low cost site license access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Research4Life aims to help attain six of the United Nation’s (UN) 8 Millennium Development Goals by 2015, reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world. Eligibility is determined based on World Bank categorizations.

INASP - International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications

INASP is a charity that works with partners on communication, knowledge and networks, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing and emerging countries. Springer Nature has worked with INASP since 2008 to enhance worldwide access to information. As part of the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information, INASP work with publishers and networks of libraries to enable access to scholarly information within developing and emerging countries.

HINARI - Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative

The HINARI program provides access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. More than 160 publishers, including Springer Nature, offer over 8,000 information resources to health institutions in 113 countries. 87 Nature Research titles are available through HINARI.

AGORA - Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture

Springer Nature is a founding partner of the AGORA program, set up to provide institutions in developing countries with access to titles in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 1,900 journals to institutions in 107 countries, including 87 Nature Research titles.

OARE - Online Access to Research in the Environment

OARE offers access to more than 2,990 peer reviewed environmental science titles in more than 100 low income countries, including 87 Nature Research titles.

ARDI - Research for Innovation

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.