May 23, 2022

Scholarly Publishing/Open Access: CHORUS Signs its 100th Signatory

From the CHORUS Blog:

Support for the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) reached a milestone with the endorsement of its 100th signatory. CHORUS is offered by the publishing community as a solution to federal agencies, research institutions, and the public to provide access to peer-reviewed articles reporting on research funded by the federal government.

Now in its pilot stage, full production on this new, integrated public access system will begin later this year.


“Since the launch of our pilot program in the fall of 2013, CHORUS has quickly garnered support of the community,” said Howard Ratner, Executive Director of CHOR, Inc., a nonprofit organization created to offer CHORUS. “The CHORUS project has actually been years in the making; it is a direct result of close collaboration with the federal government and other stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to expand access to the research literature. The community’s endorsement can be attributed to the fact that CHORUS takes into account the interests of all the stakeholders. While it is an important milestone to have reached the 100 signatories, this is just the beginning.”

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Now listing 101 signatories.

See Also: Slides from Howard Ratner’s Slide Deck at PSP Annual Meeting (February 15, 2014)

See Also: Howard Ratner Appointed Executive Director of CHOR, Inc. (January 18, 2014)

See Also: 65 Publishers and Partners Currently Endorsing CHORUS Proposal (June 21, 2013)

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