May 24, 2022

US Dept of Energy and CHORUS Sign Participation Agreement to Advance Public Access


The US Department of Energy (DOE) has signed a Participation Agreement with CHORUS to contribute to the implementation of DOE PAGESBeta, the DOE’s Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science. The agreement, which is effective immediately, solidifies the collaboration that was announced in August 2014 and moves a two-year effort into the next phase of production.


The agreement outlines how DOE and CHORUS will leverage open standards, distributed networks, and established infrastructure to enable agency indexing of articles and advance access to publicly available research articles that acknowledge DOE funding.

As DOE’s public access plan describes, DOE will use its longstanding agency scientific and technical information program and infrastructure to provide the article submission workflow for its national lab and grantee research community.

It will also enable the long-term preservation and access to scholarly publications resulting from its research funding. The interoperable CHORUS framework, powered by CrossRef’s FundRef, will dovetail with the DOE infrastructure to facilitate access to the best available version of publications, including prominently displayed links to the publishers’ websites among the access options provided in DOE PAGESBeta search results. DOE will promote the accuracy and use of FundRef to ensure comprehensive coverage of DOE-affiliated metadata provided to DOE by CHORUS.

DOE and CHORUS will also explore sharing aggregated usage statistics for the public benefit from their respective websites.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: How to Accelerate Public Access (Blog Post by Dr. Jeffrey Salmon, Deputy Director for Resource Management, U.S. DOE Office of Science)

See Also:  U.S. Department of Energy Unveils “PAGES” Portal to DOE-funded Scientific Research (August 4, 2014)

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