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Towards a global knowledge commons

International Accord

International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks

Beyond open access

We recognise the need to beyond access, to create an open and fair system for sharing research outcomes. Five Prerequisites for a Sustainable Knowledge Commons

Next Generation Repositories

The behaviours and technologies are now available on a dedicated website and through GitHub.


Annual Meeting & General Assembly
21-23 May (Lyon) France
The Center for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD)



Jan 10 Webinar on Plan S and Repositories

COAR provided a response on the guidance on the implementation of the Plan S on December 13th and hosted a webinar with the repository community today to discuss Plan S requirements and the potential implications of them for repositories. Kathleen … Continue reading »

Dec 13 COAR’s response to draft implementation requirements in Plan S

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) reiterates our support for the goal of Plan S to achieve “immediate Open Access to all scholarly publications from research” and we appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on the guidance on the … Continue reading »

Dec 10 From Open Access to Open Science: Supporting the Transition to Managing Research Data

COAR hosted a members-only webinar on 5 December on role of open repositories in research data management (RDM). RDM is a large component of open science, and the role of repositories is crucial in supporting RDM. Many repository services that … Continue reading »

Nov 14 COAR in Africa

COAR, with other partners including WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) and EIFL, is coordinating a repository workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania on November 19-20, 2018. This is the first in a series of meetings to develop a … Continue reading »

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