The COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositoriesis an international association with more than 150 members and partners from around the world who represent libraries, universities and research institutions. The COAR brings together individual repositories and content aggregators in open access from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America.

Its goal is to build a global community capable of aligning policies and good practices and to act as a global voice for the open access repository community.
Since 2010, FECYT has been a member of COAR and actively participates in its activities and work groups.