COAR supports repositories today and positions them to play a key role in the future.


Metadata and Vocabularies

The potential to create a unified body of scholarly materials relies on interoperability. Specifically, repositories should follow consistent guidelines, …


Our Collective Voice

COAR acts as the international voice for the repository community, and promotes the vision of an inclusive and sustainable …


Annual Meetings

Each year, COAR organizes an Annual Meeting and General Assembly hosted by a member institution. The Annual Meetings are …

Join forces with major institutions and organizations from around the world to build an open, sustainable and inclusive system for scholarly communications!

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A global repository network

COAR is an international association with over 120 members and partners from around the world, representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others.

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