Nature Research is a partner of AGORA, HINARI, INASP, OARE, CrossRef, COUNTER, ORCID, The InChI Trust and COPE


The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 845 journals to institutions in 113 countries.


The HINARI program, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.


INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications) is a development charity that has been working to enhance worldwide access to information since 1992. As part of the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) INASP work with publishers and networks of libraries to enable access to scholarly information using ICTs within the developing and emerging countries.


Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research.


CrossRef is an independent membership association, founded and directed by publishers. CrossRef's mandate is to connect users to primary research content, by enabling publishers to do collectively what they can't do individually.


The use of online information resources is growing rapidly. It is widely agreed by producers and purchasers of information that the use of these resources should be measured in a more consistent way. Librarians want to understand better how the information they buy from a variety of sources is being used; publishers want to know how the information products they disseminate are being accessed. An essential requirement to meet these objectives is an agreed international set of standards and protocols governing the recording and exchange of online usage data. The COUNTER Codes of Practice provide these standards and protocols and are published in full on this website.


ORCID aims to solve the author/contributor name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID and other current author ID schemes.

The InChI Trust

The InChI Trust develops and supports the non-proprietary IUPAC InChI (International Chemical Identifier) standard and promotes its uses to the scientific community. The Trust's goal is to enable the interlinking and combining of chemical, biological and related information, using unique machine-readable chemical structure representations to facilitate and expedite new scientific discoveries.


The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), a charity registered in the UK, is concerned with the integrity of peer-reviewed scholarly publications. It was established in 1997 and meets in London but has over 5200 members from all continents. Its membership is composed mostly of Editors-in-Chief of journals, with publishers like Nature Research signing up their entire catalogue of journal titles as COPE members.

Nature Research is a past partner of DARWIN200


Darwin200 is a collaboration of organisations across the UK who are celebrating Darwin's 200th birthday in February 2009 with an exciting programme of activities.