ARDI was launched in 2009, 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 books to patent offices, higher education, and other not-for-profit institutions in more than 115 developing countries, where encouraging local innovation is a key element in the development of national economies.

Currently some 7800 journals and 21,000 books are available via ARDI to over 1000 registered institutions from the following publisher partners:-

Publisher partners