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Interest Group “Usage Data and Beyond”

The IG deals with interoperable usage statistics, e.g. combining usage data from multiple sources or to offer a common robot blacklist. It aims at collecting experiences from several projects and initiatives in order to standardize the gathering of usage data.

Annual Meeting 2014

Registrations are open for the joint OpenAIRE-COAR Conference “Open Access: Movement to Reality – Putting the Pieces together” on May 21 & 22, 2014 in Athens, Greece. See all information about the meeting programme, accommodation and travelling.


Interest Group “Repository Impact and Visibility”

This Interest Group will explore and document existing approaches for maximizing repository visibility as well as develop new and innovative strategies for adoption by organizations around the world.

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Interest Group “Controlled Vocabularies for Repository Assets”

A controlled vocabulary („info:eu-repo”) was developed by the DRIVER and OpenAIRE initiatives for European repositories and has been widely used in the repository landscape in Europe and beyond. The Interest Group will be the new maintainer of the vocabulary and widen its applicability for global use.


News & Announcements

Apr 07 Summary of the Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group meeting

Many thanks to Artemis Lavasa, from CERN & ATEITH (Greece) for preparing the summary. Friday 28th of March 2014, 11:00-12:30 and 14:00-15:30 The Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group session, which was chaired by Kathleen Shearer (COAR) and Wolfram Horstmann (The … Continue reading »

Mar 31 Webinar about COAR sponsored by AIMS (FAO)

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR): Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories” The webinar will present COAR and its activities in support of the development of a global network of … Continue reading »

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Advocacy & Leadership

Mar 25 Communiqué: Major repository infrastructure initiatives agree to align their networks

In a meeting in Rome on March 20-21, 2014 representatives from several major regional repository networks sat down to develop a strategy to better align their activities. The meeting brought together delegates from Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America and … Continue reading »

Mar 12 Aligning Repository Networks Meeting

Research is becoming increasingly international. Many of today’s most challenging issues such as climate change, poverty, health, and so on, are global in nature and must be addressed in collaborative ways by researchers across regional and disciplinary boundaries. In this … Continue reading »

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Latest Activities

  • Register now for the upcoming OpenAIRE-COAR conference “Open Access: Movement to Reality – Putting the Pieces Together“! This time the meeting will be held together with the OpenAIRE project in Athens, Greece from May 21-23, 2014.
  • The next webcast of the Interst Group “Usage Data and beyond” will be held on March 19, 2014 from 17:00 – 18:00 CET. Contact the Office if you want to join!

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