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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)



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 »

Nov 14 News from Latin America

We would like to give you an update about meetings that COAR Executive Director, Kathleen Shearer attended two weeks ago in Santiago, Chile. The meetings were organized by LA Referencia and the Licensing Consortia from Latin America and the Caribbean. … Continue reading »

Nov 09 Save the date! COAR Annual Meeting 2019

COAR Annual Meeting May 21-23, 2019          Lyon, France The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the Center for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD) are pleased to announce that the next COAR Annual Meeting will take place … Continue reading »

Nov 01 Engaging the research community with repository services

One of the most challenging aspects of managing a repository is to raise the visibility of repository services in order to ensure researchers are contributing their research outputs. In our recent survey of COAR members, “engaging with the research community” … Continue reading »

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