COAR develops good practice recommendations for the international repository community, focusing on specific areas that will advance the next generation repository vision and improve bibliodiversity in the scholarly  communications ecosystem. This is important to ensure repositories are interoperable and able to support new services and functionalities.

The COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories was developed to assist repositories to evaluate and improve their current operations based on a set of applicable and achievable good practices. Although there are already a number of existing frameworks and evaluation criteria for repositories these criteria are spread across different organizations and are often relevant for only one region, one aspect (e.g. preservation, FAIR) or one type of repository. The COAR Community Framework provides a global, multidimensional framework for good practices in repositories that can be applied to different types of repositories (publication, institutional, data, etc.) and in different geographical and thematic contexts.

See also our:

Ten Recommended Practices for Managing Preprints in Generalist and Institutional Repositories

COAR Recommendations for supporting multilingual and non-English content in repositories