On March 4, 2016, the National Institute of Informatics (NII) hosted a meeting of the Asian open access (OA) community in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting was co-organized by COAR and held in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance Plenary meeting. The aim of the meeting was to introduce members of the Asian open access community from different countries to each other and launch an Asian community of practice for OA that will facilitate greater knowledge sharing about trends and challenges. The meeting participants agreed to expand their activities around information sharing to organizing a second in-person meeting that will be hosted by Malaysia.

A report of the meeting is now available.