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


Next Generation Repositories

Next Generation Repositories (NGRs) is an ongoing initiative of COAR to identify common behaviours, protocols and technologies that will …


Regional Initiatives and Alignment

Open access repositories are increasingly connected through thematic, national, and regional networks, which build important services on top of …


Metadata and Vocabularies

The potential to create a unified body of scholarly materials relies on interoperability – specifically, that repositories follow consistent …


Our Collective Voice

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


Research Data Management

Good research data management is one of the foundations of research excellence. It supports the verification of research conclusions, …


Annual Meetings

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


Training and Capacity Building

Providing support for the Open Access repository community is an important objective for COAR. COAR participates in numerous conferences, …

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A global repository network

COAR is an international association with 151 members and partners from 51 countries, representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others.

Meet our members

COAR would like to especially thank our supporting members who contribute to COAR’s sustainability by providing extra funding beyond membership fees. Current supporting members of COAR are: