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Towards a global knowledge commons

International Accord

International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks

#COAR2018 Annual Meeting

The COAR Annual Meeting and General Assembly 2018 took place in Hamburg, Germany, from May 14-17, 2018. Read the blog post from Kathleen Shearer, COAR Executive Director.

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.


Oct 04 Results of COAR membership survey

In July/August 2018, COAR conducted a survey to better understand the value of the organization and identify priority activities for members in the coming years. This report provides the results of the survey, which will be shared with members and … Continue reading »

Sep 25 Presentations about ResourceSync

COAR recently hosted a webinar for platform providers about one of the next generation repository technologies, ResourceSync. The aim was to provide more information about the use cases and rationale for repository platforms to implement ResourceSync into their software. The … Continue reading »

Sep 12 COAR’s response to Plan S

On September 4, 2018, a coalition of research funders in Europe published Plan S, an ambitious plan to accelerate Open Access in Europe. COAR welcomes the strong stance taken towards open access by a coalition of 11 European Funders, coordinated … Continue reading »

Jul 26 Peru Repository Workshop

Last week, COAR participated in a training event organized by DuraSpace and CONCYTEC, the Peruvian Council for Science and Technological Information. The aim of the workshop was to help increase expertise for managing repositories at Peruvian universities and was attended … Continue reading »

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