On March 11, 2016 Peru launched it’s national network for open access repositories, RENARE, which connects 49 institutions and provides access to close to 50,000 publications and datasets. The national network is manage and hosted by CONCYTEC, the Peruvian national council for science, technology and innovation and the launch was organized in conjunction with a conference, V Congreso Internacional de Bibliotecas Universitarias, CIBU 2016. Eloy Rodrigues, COAR chairman, attended the conference and the launch of RENARE and presented the international perspective and COAR’s activities. CONCYTEC is a member of LA Referencia, the Latin-American network of repositories from nine countries, and member of COAR.
Further information about the meeting in Spanish are available on the website of CONCYTEC.