IARPA Signs Participation Agreement with CHORUS

New York, NY – September 7, 2017

CHORUS has announced an agreement with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), part of the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), to expand public access to the results of its funded research.

IARPA adheres to the OSTP public access policy and follows the ODNI public access plan to ensure effective access to and reliable preservation of IARPA-funded scholarly publications and digitally recorded scientific research data for research, development, and education.

IARPA will employ CHORUS’ services to build on open standards, distributed networks and established infrastructure to advance access to scholarly articles reporting on IARPA-funded research, as well as enable agency indexing and long-term preservation of those articles.  IARPA uses the US Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) platform as a repository, which enables readers searching DTIC’s PubDefense ( to follow links that point to publicly available articles/accepted manuscripts in context of the journal where they were published.

“CHORUS is pleased to be working with IARPA,” said Howard Ratner, Executive Director of CHORUS. “Because CHORUS already has an integration with DTIC, we are a natural partner to help IARPA with their public access goals.” CHORUS now has agreements in place with eight US and two international funding agencies.

CHORUS’ interoperable, distributed approach knits together existing tools, services, and infrastructure to facilitate sustainable public access, sharing, discoverability, reporting, and preservation of content reporting on funded research. CHORUS’ open API (application programming interface) enables funders and others to develop their own search functionality tapping into its data identifying articles associated with funding agencies and invites innovators to develop new tools and functionality that further support discovery and public access.

For more information about IARPA’s Public Access goals, visit



CHORUS is creating a future where the output flowing from funded research is easily and permanently discoverable, accessible and verifiable by anyone in the world. 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 can minimize public access compliance burdens while increasing access to literature and data in support of funder mandates worldwide.


IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of the agencies and disciplines in the Intelligence Community. Additional information on IARPA and its research may be found on


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