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Research4LIfe - HINARI: Usage Training

Research4Life is the collective name for four programs – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – that provides developing countries with free or low cost access to online academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Access and Use HINARI Resources

There are a variety of courses available for end users in eligible countries and also for anyone interested in becoming a HINARI trainer.  Although HINARI content can only be accessed from within HINARI eligible countries, the majority of the training material can be completed without a User Name and Password.

HINARI End Users

These online courses are designed to teach HINARI end users how to access and effectivley use HINARI resources.

HINARI Training opportunities within the USA (or other developed countries)

Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association (https://www.mlanet.org/about/librarians-without-borders) has developed a HINARI Train the Trainers Programme distance learning course.  It is hosted on the Medical Library Association Moodle server (mla.mrooms.org) and is part of the E-Library Training Initiative that is funded by a grant from the Elsevier Foundation.

The course is open to librarians and informationists, clinicians, medical and health-related students particularly those in MPH programs, global health workers and others who provide health services in HINARI-eligible countries (http://www.who.int/hinari/eligibility/en/).

The training aims to give the participants sufficient skills to conduct presentations and/or brief courses at their institutions or linked organizations.  With the increasing focus on global health initiatives at many institutions in developed countries, the opportunities for such activities has grown exponentially.

The modules are an overview of the 2-day HINARI 'Basic Course' workshop and highlights key tools that are necessary for the efficient and effective use of the resources in the Programme.  It also discusses the environment in HINARI eligible countries plus the dynamics of conducting training for either staff, students or visitors at your institution or at the HINARI registered organization.

The course is divided into two sections, both containing presentations and exercises: the MLA Train the Trainers Course and the HINARI Distance learning (Basic) Course

Please note: for individuals completing this course, usernames and passwords will not be supplied by HINARI nor for workshops conducted at your institution.  The exercises in the Basic Course link to ‘open access’ journals so that almost all the assignments can be completed without a username or password.

Participants that complete the course successfully will earn 4 contact hours of continuing education and receive a certificate from the Medical Library Association (USA).  For registration, go to the MLA Moodle server at mla.mrooms.org. If you have any questions or problems registering, contact Lenny Rhine (rhinel@ufl.edu).

If you are from a HINARI registered institution and would like to complete the HINARI Distance Learning (Basic) Course on the Information, Training and Outreach Centre for Africa Moodle server, send an email to moodle@itoca.org

To host a Train the Trainers workshop for faculty, staff, or students at USC please contact: Karin Saric, HINARI Trainer; ksaric@usc.edu; 323) 442-1125