COAR recibe financiación para el Proyecto Notify


COAR has been awarded a US$4 million grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The 4 year grant will go towards the COAR Notify Project, which is developing and implementing a standard protocol for connecting the content in the distributed repository network with peer reviews and assessments in external services, using linked data notifications.

The funding from Arcadia will allow COAR to accelerate and expand current project activities, which have been underway since January 2021. COAR will be working on the project with other lead development partners: Antleaf, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and University of Minho Libraries; a range of implementing services and infrastructures; and certain domain communities.

The Notify Project builds on years of work undertaken by COAR to enhance the role of repositories, thereby transforming scholarly communications, making it more research-centric, community-governed, and responsive to the diverse needs across the globe.

“The Notify Project will reduce the so-called green/gold distinction by connecting repository contents with external review services”, says Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of COAR. “It will lead to greater transparency and help increase public trust in science, while also creating a framework for a much more interconnected and vibrant research communications system.”