COAR is an international association that brings together individual repositories and repository networks in order to build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community.

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Our Collective Voice

COAR acts as the international voice for the repository community, and promotes the vision of an inclusive and sustainable …


Next Generation Repositories

Next Generation Repositories (NGRs) is an ongoing initiative of COAR to identify common behaviours, protocols and technologies that will …


Training and Capacity Building

Providing support for the Open Access repository community is an important objective for COAR. COAR participates in numerous conferences, …

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A global repository network

COAR is an international association with 157 members and partners from 52 countries, representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others.

Meet our members

COAR would like to especially thank our supporting members who contribute to COAR’s sustainability by providing extra funding beyond membership fees. Current supporting members of COAR are: