Call for action!

COAR calls on the scholarly community to work together to support and contribute to a system that is open, functional, and driven by the needs of the research community. More

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Next Generation Repositories

COAR has launched the Next Generation Repositories Project to identify future technologies and functionalities. More

Save the date! #COAR2017

COAR Annual Meeting will take place in the beautiful city of Venice (Italy) in May 8-10 2017, on the campus of the Università Ca’Foscari. More…


Feb 07 Next generation repositories – now open for public comments!

COAR is pleased to announce the publication of the initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment. In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and … Continue reading »

Jan 26 NRF hosts first African DSpace-CRIS Repository Workshop

The NRF hosted a successful DSpace-CRIS workshop at its National Facility the iThemba Labs, in Cape Town from 04 to 05 December 2016. It was attended by 38 participants including IT administrators, librarians and repository practitioners, drawn from various universities … Continue reading »

Jan 24 Results of the COAR survey on research data management

Research data management is wide ranging and there are already many organizations active in this area. In December 2016, COAR conducted a survey in order to get a better understanding of the needs of our members in the area of … Continue reading »

Jan 21 Europe and Latin America expand their collaboration for open science

Photo credit: FAO 2016 Over a million records of open access publications from Latin America are now discoverable through the OpenAIRE platform. In December 2016, OpenAIRE began harvesting records from LA Referencia, the large regional repository network that aggregates metadata … Continue reading »

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