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8th Research4Life MOOC

2 March, 2023

Register now for the 8th Research4Life MOOC

Registrations for the Research4Life Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 8th edition are open [ https://www.research4life.org/training/mooc/ ]. This free five-week course will run from 3 April to 7 May 2023. Register before 12 March 2023 to reserve your spot! [

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R4LMOOC8 ]

The language of instruction is English. Participants will learn how to utilize the five Research4Life collections; Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, and GOALI, to their fullest potential.

- Deep dive into the landscape of scholarly communication.

- Discover scholarly literature and how you can use it.

- Get tips on searching relevant resources for your discipline.

- Understand how to distribute your research results.

- Learn how to successfully market your library within your institution and region.

Who should apply?

The target audience for this MOOC is aligned with Research4Life’s eligibility criteria [ https://www.research4life.org/access/eligibility/ ].

Eligible institutions include national universities, professional schools (in medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, public health, socio-legal studies, engineering, etc.), research institutes, teaching hospitals and healthcare centres, government offices, national libraries, agricultural extension centers and local non-governmental organizations.

The Research4Life MOOC was developed for librarians, information professionals, IT specialists, researchers, academics, lecturers, educators, students including graduates and postgraduates, and professionals, such as doctors, policy makers, extensionists, lawyers,

social workers and statisticians in the eligible countries and institutions.

How much time does it take?

Participants are expected to spend on average six to eight hours per week on lessons and activities, such as contributing to discussion forums and webinars.

What do you get from this course?

The MOOC allows participants to study their area of interest over the five-week period. The course covers topics such as the scholarly communication landscape, information literacy skills, advocacy and capacity development strategies. Additionally, it provides specific information about using the Research4Life Unified Content Portal and the discipline specific (Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) collections.


Participants of the course will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance after completing the exam at the end of the course. Those who pass the exam with a grade of at least 70% will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

For further information, please contact the MOOC organizers at: marcia@itoca.org

Access to registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R4LMOOC8

HIFA profile: Lenny Rhine is University Librarian Emeritus at the University of Florida, USA. His interests include: delivery of health information in developing and emerging countries; relevant Internet resources; and training particularly focusing on Research4Life resources. lenny.rhine@gmail.com