Research4Life’s GOALI programme launched

Online access to legal information for developing countries

Researchers, law students, policymakers, judges and legal experts in low- and middle-income countries can now get free or low-cost online access to legal information, including leading research from Routledge Law, through the GOALI programme.

What is GOALI?

GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) is a new law programme from Research4Life, which was launched at the ILO headquarters in Geneva on March 6 2018. GOALI has been developed with the participation of publishers, UN organizations and academics, as part of Research4Life, a partnership to boost evidence-based research, healthcare, policymaking and global justice.

Who is eligible for access to GOALI?

This initiative enables institutions in more than 115 developing countries to get access a wide range of essential legal information for their work and studies that they would not normally be able to obtain.

Eligible institutions include governments, universities, law schools, research and not-for-profit institutions, as well as the secretariats of national workers’ and employers’ organizations.

What is available?

Academic and professional peer-reviewed journals, publications and databases related to law from the world’s leading academic publishers. Key topics covered include international law, human rights, humanitarian law and labour law – areas that can help strengthen legal frameworks and institutions in many developing countries.

Featured Routledge law journals include:

How to register:

Institutions registered with other Research4Life programmes will automatically receive access to GOALI. Others are encouraged to register on this website.

Further reading:

For more information on GOALI, please visit:
For more information on Research4Life, please visit:

Taylor & Francis is committed to a number of developing world initiatives, as part of our mission to support libraries and researchers across the globe in making real change to their own communities and the wider world through the access to evidence-based research. Read more about our other development initiatives. 7th March 2018