The DeCLARA Bulletin published an interview with the Executive Chair of COAR, Norbert Lossau in its December 2011 issue. The topic was the necessity of sharing knowledge worldwide and the need of adapted global repository and research infrastructures. In this sense, Norbert Lossau argues “The success of RedCLARAs OAR initiative would also be a success for the international OA repository movement”. The collaboration between COAR and the Latin American community is of strategic importance to facilitate the building of global research infrastructures, based on Open Access and digital repositories. Click here to read the full text of the interview.
CLARA, Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas (Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks) is a non-profit organization uniting 17 Latin American countries. The CLARA vision is to serve as a Latin American collaboration system by means of tele-communications-advanced networks for research, innovation and education.
COAR and CLARA share the same vision as laid down in a joint Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2011 to extend the network of expertise and use this sharing of knowledge and strategies to further the developments in Latin America and Europe. Current planning is going on to set up a regional branch of COAR Latin America.