The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:
- reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
- support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.
Currently, 17 publishers provide access to nearly 10,000 journals, books, and reference works for 107 developing countries through ARDI.
News on aRDi
- Research4Life announces contest highlighting library impact on research in developing countries (Mar 11, 2013)
- Canadian Science Publishing becomes a publisher partner of ARDI (Dec 18, 2012)
- Research4Life Publisher Partners Commit to Free and Low Cost Access through 2020 (Nov 15, 2012)
- Over 9,000 New Elsevier Journals and Books Available Through ARDI (Sep 13, 2012)
- Cambridge University Press journals added to ARDI (Jun 5, 2012)