This is a critical time for research communications. Governments and funding agencies are making important decisions about policy implementation and infrastructure investments. Open access repositories have been implemented around the world, becoming not only a robust tool for managing the intellectual output of an organization but an essential component of the global e-infrastructure for the open science and open education.
COAR is working to ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to support fair and sustainable scholarly communication system. A system in which all researchers can participate, regardless of geographic location or discipline. COAR also supports local capacity building for your repository operations. Through COAR, members can learn about trends, technologies and practices being adopted by repositories around the world. Members also have the opportunity to participate in international projects to develop new roles and functionalities for repositories.
COAR promotes its vision through strategic and pragmatic activities in the following areas:
- Alignment of repository networks globally
- Best practices for vocabularies, usage statistics and repository interoperability
- Improved local capacity for repository management and research data management
- New functionalities and roles for repositories
- Greater visibility and impact of repositories