Knowledge partners

Meet the organisations helping IFIS support the
food community worldwide

As a not-for-profit charitable organisation and one of the leading global providers of information on the sciences of food and health, we work to help further knowledge of food and health across the globe.

We believe investing in the sciences of food and health will greatly benefit the world in the future and are committed to stimulating global education, research and vocational training in the food community.

As such, we’ve partnered with the following programmes to provide free or low-cost access to our resources in areas in where there may be fewer opportunities to use our services:

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Research4Life runs four programmes, HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI, which all share the value of providing free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Through each of these programmes, FSTA is available for free for universities and related institutions in over 100 countries.

To check eligibility and to register your institution, visit Research4Life.


Working with major information providers, including IFIS, the AGORA program, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), provides free access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences, to public institutions in countries where access to these resources may be limited.


Through the HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme set up by the World Health Organization (WHO), publishers, including IFIS, provide free access to thousands of biomedical and related social sciences journals, e-books, and other information resources, for the use of health workers and researchers in not-for-profit institutions in nations with limited access to these resources.


The Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme recognises that environmental research plays a critical role in international efforts to manage sustainability of the world's natural resources. Our involvement makes further access to primary scientific information available through FSTA to researchers, educators and professionals within the environmental sciences in nations where access to our products may be limited.


The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) programme is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in countries with limited access to these resources. 

ALPSP Partnership

IFIS are also part of ALPSP's 'Partnership Project' through our support of Polish Agricultural Universities, including the University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, and Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In countries where there are limited opportunities to join ALPSP, this initiative empowers scholarly publishers to become members, receiving, in print and online, Learned Publishing at a special reduced fee.

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Technology Partner


We work with Molecular Connections on the FSTA database. Molecular Connections are the largest STM Indexing and Abstracting Company in India, and provide information solutions for publishers and pharmaceutical companies.