About us

GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information is a programme to provide free or low cost online access and training to law and law-related content to research, public and not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

GOALI was launched on the 6th of March 2018 by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners, Brill Nijhoff, as founding publisher and initiator of the programme, the International Training Centre of the ILO, Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School and the Cornell Law School Library as academic partners.

The aim of GOALI is to improve the quality of legal research, education and training in low- and middle-income countries, and in turn strengthen legal frameworks and institutions and further the rule of law.

GOALI contributes to further the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 16 relating to Access to Information and Access to Justice.

GOALI, together with AGORA, HINARI, OARE, ARDI, is one of the five programmes that make up Research4Life.

What is Research4Life?

Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO, Cornell and Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and up to 185 international publishers. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to scholarly, professional and research information.

The other Research4Life programmes include agriculture, health, environment, science and innovation.

GOALI joined the Research4Life partnership in 2017 to promote Research for Global Justice and was launched on the 6th of March 2018.

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