Open Access: CHOR (Operators of CHORUS) Launches Six-Month Pilot Project with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
We are pleased to share the exciting news of our first agreement with a fund outside of the US. CHOR, Inc. has signed a Letter of Agreement with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), for a six-month Pilot project to explore and support its public access compliance needs.
According to CHOR Executive Director Howard Ratner, “It’s a landmark opportunity – the chance to help a major Japanese government agency while it shapes its public access plans. At the same time, it another dimension to the capabilities of CHOR services to monitor and track content reporting on research funded by a major international funder outside the US.”
CHOR and JST will work together to explore ways to improve the monitoring of public accessibility of content reporting on JST-funded research. Our collaboration will improve Japanese funder information in the Crossref Open Funder Registry, enable linking via metadata (based on Crossref funding data) from the Chiba University institutional repository to published articles reporting on JST-funded research on CHOR publisher members’ sites, and develop a customized Dashboard and Search Portal (including ORCID IDs, links to datasets, and more).
Pilot participants include Chiba University, one of the largest national universities in Japan, and a number of CHOR Publisher Members, including Association for Computing Machinery, American Physical Society, Elsevier, IEEE, Oxford University Press, and Wiley. All CHOR publisher members are welcome and encouraged to join the initiative; several more have already expressed interest and will be announced as they sign on.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.