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.


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 »

Jun 14 Adoption of NGR technologies in repository platforms

On June 6, 2018 COAR held a meeting of open source repository platforms to talk about the implementation of technical recommendations in the COAR Next Generation Repositories Report. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Open Repositories Conference in … Continue reading »

Jun 06 COAR and DuraSpace enter into partnership

From left to right: Daniel Bernstein (DuraSpace), Kathleen Shearer (COAR), Michele Mennielli (DuraSpace), Tim Donohue (DSpace), Eloy Rodrigues (COAR), David Wilcox (Fedora) COAR and DuraSpace are pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative partnership. Both organizations believe in a … Continue reading »

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