LIBER and Other Major Stakeholders Launch Joint Strategy to Strengthen the European Repository Network

Posted: 18-01-2023 Topics: Repositories COAR Open Aire Open Science SPARC

We are pleased to announce that LIBER, SPARC Europe, COAR, and OpenAIRE are launching a joint strategy aimed at strengthening the European repository network. The strategy lays out our commitment to work together – along with other relevant organisations – to develop and execute an action plan to reinforce and enhance repositories in Europe.

For Europe to maintain its position as a global leader in Open Science, we must ensure there is a strong and sustainable network of open repositories. Europe has one of the most well-developed networks globally with hundreds of repositories hosted by universities, research centres, government departments, and not-for-profit organisations. However, there are significant variations across the European repository landscape with differing levels of support and funding. It is this issue that the joint strategy will work to resolve.

For Europe to maintain its position as a global leader in Open Science, we must ensure there is a strong and sustainable network of open repositories.

As a first step, the group will undertake a survey that will enable a better understanding of the current repository landscape and identify priority areas of action. The survey will be available in February 2023.

For more information about this and other collaborations LIBER takes part in, keep an eye on the news section of our website.

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