The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is thrilled to launch a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Research4Life, the programme providing developing countries with free or low-cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.
Research4Life aims to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to tens of thousands of peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases publications.
Within the Memorandum of Understanding UNIMED and FAO signed in June 2019, UNIMED associated universities will benefit from access to FAO’s technical expertise and knowledge resources on food and agriculture, through the AGORA and Research4Life programs.
The MOOC will equip existing and future users of the Research4Life programmes (Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) with the knowledge and skills required to access and use the platform efficiently.
A call for applications to attend the MOOC is now open: deadline for application is November 5th, 2019.
Within UNIMED members, universities in Syria and Yemen are eligible for free access to AGORA and other Research4Life programmes 2019 and 2020.
Within UNIMED members, universities in Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza Strip are eligible for low-cost access to AGORA and other Research4Life programmes 2019 and 2020.
You can find here all detailed information on eligibility criteria to apply, duration, objectives and specific focus of each module.
The course is free of charge and is offered in English over five-week period. It will take place between 11 November and 15 December 2019.
To apply for the course, please complete the registration form by 5 November 2019.
For further information, please contact AIMS@fao.org