The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a participation agreement with CHORUS to expand public access to the results of its funded research. This agreement fortifies the relationship between CHORUS, its members, and NASA, in support of the NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research.
“I am thrilled that NASA has taken this forward-looking decision and joined the CHORUS cooperative. The agency’s commitment to open science is enhanced significantly by the adoption of the CHORUS infrastructure. The American Astronomical Society greatly appreciates their decision and looks forward to the continuing partnership with NASA to ensure open access to research.”, said Kevin Marvel, Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society.
“CHORUS is pleased to take the next step with NASA to broaden public access to articles reporting on its funded research,” said Howard Ratner, CHORUS Executive Director. “Researchers are now able to easily retrieve publicly accessible articles reporting on NASA-funded research from CHORUS member publishers’ sites or via links from the agency public access repository to the publication site.”
CHORUS also facilitates linking to the data sets and author profiles of published articles reporting on NASA-funded research.
CHORUS’ interoperable, distributed approach is built on open standards, distributed networks, and established infrastructure to facilitate sustainable open access, sharing, discoverability, reporting, and preservation of content reporting on funded research.