CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) recently partnered with a number of federal agencies to help them comply with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives requiring open access to federally funded research. The Library Journal brought this information to us in their article, “CHORUS Inks Agreement with NSF, USGS, NIST.”

The new list of partners that have reached agreements with CHORUs contain some heavyweights. They are the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Smithsonian Institution, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

CHORUS was formed as a not-for-profit membership organization in 2013. Using metadata such as funder identifiers, award numbers, and Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs), CHORUS provides stable digital identifiers to full-text peer-reviewed articles after an embargo period, customarily 12 months. These can then be accessed by funders, institutions, researchers, publishers, and the public through CHORUS’s open application programming interfaces (APIs), which include search and dashboard services.

Melody K. Smith

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