ARDI is the latest Research4Life programme, an STM partnership with WIPO (UN World Intellectual Property Organization) to provide free or very low cost access to a range of core research technical journals and other serial publications to patent offices, higher education, and other not-for-profit institutions in more than 100 developing countries. ARDI also has the support of the International Publishers Association.

Through ARDI, STM and WIPO are increasing resources available to patent offices and other not for profit institutions in some of the poorest countries in the world where encouraging local innovation is a key element in the development of national economies. Initially, selected publications from the following list have been made available. As other publishers join the programme, more journals and magazines will be available.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Institute of Physics
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Canadian Science Publishing
  • Elsevier
  • Institute of Physics
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • Oxford University Press
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sage Publications
  • Scientific and Academic Publishing
  • Springer Science + Business Media
  • Taylor & Francis
  • The Company of Biologists