UN Research Access

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UN Research Access

Since 2006, Aptivate has been working with the UN agencies World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), and more recently United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to improve their HINARI, AGORA, and OARE programs.

The programs are designed to enable access to academic publications to health and agricultural institutions. The programs provide a web portal that allows users to access journal publishers’ sites. Aptivate has carried out a number of projects relating to these portals, including:

  • working with users in Ghana to identify user requirements for the portal design
  • working with commercial partners to improve the server infrastructure
  • developing a new user interface for HINARI
  • building a management interface for a unified database back-end for the systems

Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) for the WHO
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) for the UNFAO
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) for the UNEP