CHORUS and ChemRxiv sign MOU to advance discoverability of preprints associated with funded research

CHORUS and ChemRxiv have signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pilot a preprint dashboard service.

By using persistent identifiers, CHORUS will create a dashboard for ChemRxiv that connects preprints to funders and datasets as well as information related to public accessibility and other key metadata to be added later. The Preprint Dashboard will aid in discoverability of preprints with the potential to provide non-ambiguous links between the preprint and published research, researchers, and their funding.

Ben Mudrak, Senior Product Manager, ChemRxiv, noted “ChemRxiv is pleased to be partnering with CHORUS on this development work. A Preprint Dashboard will demonstrate the value of preprints to researchers and administrators at funding agencies, helping preprints be recognized as an important part of the research publishing cycle.”

Howard Ratner, Executive Director of CHORUS, noted: “The Preprint Dashboard is a logical extension of CHORUS’ dashboard services and furthers our goal to support public access to funded research through leveraging common infrastructure and metadata. We welcome the opportunity to work with ChemRxiv on this pilot project.”

Both ChemRxiv and CHORUS are not-for-profit organizations engaged in supporting discoverability in scholarly communications. The pilot will run through the end of 2022.

About ChemRxiv

ChemRxiv is co-owned and collaboratively managed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), German Chemical Society (GDCh), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).  ChemRxiv is a free submission, distribution, and archive service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas. ChemRxiv gives researchers across a broad range of fields related to the chemical sciences the opportunity to share early results with colleagues and receive recommendations for improvement, ahead of formal peer review and publication.


CHORUS advances sustainable, cost-effective public access to articles reporting on funded research in ways that benefit all in the scholarly communications community. A not-for-profit membership organization, CHORUS leverages existing infrastructure, promotes collaboration, sparks innovation, and broadens the dialogue among publishers, funders, service providers, researchers, and other stakeholders. By providing the necessary metadata infrastructure and governance to enable a smooth, low-friction interface between funders, authors, institutions and publishers in a distributed network environment, CHORUS minimizes open access compliance burdens while increasing access to literature and data in support of funder mandates worldwide.


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