In March 2022 publishers of scientific literature have opened access for Ukrainian institutions to the electronic resources on the Research4Life platform by the end of 2022.
The full list of resources provided through the Research4Life is available at the link ( bit.ly/3lLW0ne). To get an access you should select Ukraine in the country list and then a relevant institution category.
Research4Life is a private-public partnership set up by the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International Labour Organization (ILO), Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.
Since 2002, Research4Life has provided researchers from more than 10,500 institutions in more than 125 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to up to 154,000 leading journals and books.
Research4Life content is grouped into the following five collections:
Previously, Ukrainian institutions had to pay in order to access resources through Research4Life (Ukraine is included in the list of Group B countries that are required to pay for access to literature collections, in contrast to the list of Group A countries).
After consideration of the letter from the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine at the General Meeting of Research4Life partners at the end of June 2022, it was decided to transfer Ukraine from Group B to Group A in 2023.
Thanks to this decision free access for Ukrainian scientists is planned to continue at least until the end of 2024.
By mid of 2022 more than 500 Ukrainian institutions have already registered on the Research4Life platform.
Detailed information on obtaining access to Research4Life resources on the website of the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine at the link (bit.ly/3PUvuWC).