The Stichting COAR continues the aims and mission of the former COAR e.V. See all of our activities here.
The Stichting COAR is registered with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce - CCI Number: 89809165
Tax Identification Number or RSIN Stichting COAR – 865118164
The COAR Foundation (Stichting COAR) was created on April 3, 2023 in accordance with the Netherlands Civil Code (Art. 2:285 et seq.). It has its seat in Amsterdam.
The aim of COAR is to enhance the visibility, reliability, and impact of research outputs through a global network of open repositories based on international collaboration and interoperability. The Stichting COAR exclusively pursues not‐for‐profit common public interest objectives.
Martha Whitehead, Chairperson
Kazu Yamaji, Vice-Chairperson / Treasurer
William Nixon, Secretary
Directors shall not receive remuneration. The board may resolve that directors shall be reimbursed for the expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties, with due consideration of the ANBI requirements.
Five strategic directions will guide COAR’s activities:
Advocate for the important role of a distributed, international network of open repositories in advancing open science and bibliodiversity
Provide support for strengthening and modernizing repositories and repository networks
Promote alignment and interoperability across repositories, repository networks, and between repositories and other systems and services
Define and advance the adoption of new behaviours, technologies and roles for repositories and their interaction with other value added services
Increase the sustainability and effectiveness of the organization and strengthen the COAR brand
Each year, the COAR Executive Board will develop a work plan, which will be published in December. Read the work plan for 2023
The first financial statement (Standaardformulier publicatieplicht ANBI Algemeen) will be available in early 2024.
c/o Carla Marques
Universidade do Minho, Serviços de Documentação
Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga
Email: office [at] coar-repositories.org