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Researcher Resources
IDRC believes knowledge-sharing is critical to addressing issues in developing countries. We offer access to two databases: 
  • IDRC Development Research Information System (IDRIS+): This comprehensive database contains all of IDRC’s project descriptions and links to research outputs.
  • IDRC Digital Library (IDL): The digital library contains more than 50,000 items dating back to our inception in 1970, including project outputs. The IDL helps IDRC’s grantees gain visibility for their research by sharing their work through global open access.

Research Support and Library Services

Through the IDRC Library, we offer research support and services to our funded researchers. They include: 

For more information about IDRC Library resources and services to IDRC-funded researchers, consult these guides:



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For researchers not funded by IDRC, the Library offers a list of resources available for free or at low cost: Resources for Developing Country Researchers 

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IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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