OARE – A Research4Life Programme


Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)


What is OARE?

Through Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), a global public-private consortium, prestigious scientific publishing houses, societies and associations are offering one of the world's largest collections of environmental science literature (including up to 4800 journals and 8300 books) to public and non-profit environmental institutions in more than 100 least-developed nations of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.


OARE is coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Yale University in association with the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers (STM), leading science and technology publishing houses, and 110 of the world's most prestigious scientific societies and associations. Support is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. OARE is built and managed as part of the Research4Life initiative, which also administers HINARI, a program launched by the World Health Organization providing research to the medical community in developing countries, and AGORA, a program launched by the Food and Agriculture Association and Cornell University providing research to the agricultural community.


OARE provides research in a wide range of disciplines, including biotechnology, botany, climate change, ecology, energy, environmental chemistry, environmental economics, environmental engineering and planning, environmental law and policy, environmental toxicology and pollution, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, urban planning, zoology, and many others. OARE also provides access to important Abstract and Indexing Research Databases (A&I Databases), intellectual tools the scientific and professional community uses to search for specific information within thousands of scholarly publications.

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