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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section will continue to grow. As we receive questions from users, we will include some of them here. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that are not addressed below.


Q. What is HINARI?

A: The HINARI Program was set up in 2002 by the World Health Organization (WHO) together with major publishers and it enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature. More than 8,000 information resources (in 30 different languages) are now available to health institutions in 105 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.


Q: Who can I contact about this training?

A1: If it is a question specifically about this training, email us: admin@hinaritraining.org

A2: If it is a question about the HINARI Program, contact them: hinari@who.int


Q: Who developed this training?

A: This training was co-developed by staff at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Duke University Medical Center Library (DUMCL). Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. It was updated and moved to WordPress in 2017 by Jackson Koonts.


Q: How can my institution get access to HINARI?

A: Country eligibility is based on gross national income per capita, and eligible countries either fit under Band 1 – free access, or Band 2 – low-cost access. This page on the HINARI Program’s website contains detailed information about eligibility. Institutions, not individuals, can register with the HINARI Program. If you believe your institution has access and you are having trouble logging in, please see your local librarian for help.


Q: How can I provide feedback about this training?

A: Please see our feedback form.


Q: Can I legally copy and distribute this training?

A: Yes. This training is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlikelicense. You may freely reproduce, remix, and/or build upon this training, attributing HINARItraining.org as the original source, and distribute to others non-commercially under the same Creative Commons license.


Q: Why am I having trouble logging into the HINARI Program’s website and how can I fix this issue?

A: Does your institution have access to HINARI? Check here. If your institution should have access, but you are having trouble logging in, please talk to your local librarian, there may be an issue with your institution’s HINARI account that he or she can help to resolve.


Q: Why am I having trouble playing the videos and/or audio files on this site?

A: Videos are played within this site using YouTube. If you are unable to play YouTube videos, you may be unable to watch videos on this site.