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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 2016

COAR Annual Meeting & General Assembly 2016 – The Role of Collaboration in Building the Global Knowledge Commons. 12 – 13 April 2016, Vienna, Austria. More…


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”

The Interest Group will be the new maintainer of the controlled vocabulary („info:eu-repo”)  which was developed by the DRIVER and OpenAIRE initiatives for European repositories.


News & Announcements

Jan 21 Asian Open Access Meeting

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan and COAR are co-organizing a meeting of the Asian OA Community in Tokyo, Japan on March 4th, 2016 in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance meeting. The aim of this meeting is … Continue reading »

Dec 22 Happy Holidays and Prosperous New Year from COAR

2015 has been an eventful year and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in COAR and to share with you some of the major highlights. On October 1, 2015, we were delighted to welcome … Continue reading »

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Advocacy & Leadership

Dec 01 Major repository networks agree to adopt common guidelines

Communiqué Rio de Janeiro, November 25 & 26, 2015 There is growing recognition worldwide that our substantial global investments in research have much greater impact if they are widely shared and openly available to everyone. LA Referencia, OpenAIRE and COAR … Continue reading »

Nov 30 Strengthening international alignment of repository networks

Over the last year, as part of the Aligning Repository Networks activities, COAR has been continuing to work on facilitating communication and greater interoperability of the major repository networks. Key events included a high-level meeting of senior representatives from around … Continue reading »

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