CHORUS Goes Live Into Production!

Today, July 31, 2014, CHORUS achieves another milestone and enters into production as planned. What does this mean? It means that CHORUS is now open and ready for business.

Adding to our Signatory options, CHORUS now offers several participation options, at different levels of engagement: Publisher and Affiliate Memberships; Funder Partnerships; and Academic Supporters.

Publisher and Affiliate Memberships are available. Funder  Partnerships are now available. Additionally, an Academic Supporter option is now available.

On the technical side, Publisher Members can start doing the following:

  • Submitting funding-related data to CrossRef for new content.
  • Sending public access content reuse License and Embargo metadata to CrossRef.
  • Depositing full text URLs with CrossRef.
  • Sending relevant content to an associated archiving service, such as CLOCKSS and Portico.
  • Expanding public access from their online platforms to provide access to the best available version(s) of articles reporting on federally funded research (Accepted Manuscript or Version of Record) after an embargo or immediately according to their license terms

CHORUS’ Dashboard and Search services have migrated from the pilot system and are now supported by the CHORUS development team. Improvements have been implemented during the migration, including a “US Funder” filter on Search as well as resetting our Dashboards to “start” as of July 31.

More great improvements and announcements will continue to come as CHORUS works even more closely with its government agency partners, and publisher and affiliate members and receives advice from its academic supporters.

Please consider joining us in this collaborative effort to enable public access to research literature.

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