Since the launch of COAR in 2009, a major strategic priority for the organization has been the alignment of repository networks across the world. In 2015 these efforts were expanded through the support of the European Commission-funded OpenAIRE2020 and OpenAIRE Advance project.
COAR’s Alignment Activities
Participation in online and in-person training events worldwide
Service integration between OpenAIRE and LA Referencia
The aim of these efforts is to develop a global knowledge commons that provides seamless access to research outputs for the research community and all of society.
Who is involved in these efforts?
COAR has over 140 individual institutional members from 50 countries on all 5 continents
COAR has relationships with repository networks and communities of practice in Africa, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Asia, China, Japan
COAR has strategic partnerships with africaXiv, LIBER, Research Data Alliance, SPARC, SPARC Europe
COAR engages regularly with the open source repository platforms