National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Signs Participation Agreement with CHORUS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has signed a participation agreement with CHORUS to expand public access to the results of its funded research.

The agreement codifies discussions NOAA and CHORUS have conducted since 2015, and advances the NOAA Public Access to Research Results (PARR) Plan.

“CHORUS is pleased to take the next step with NOAA 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 NOAA-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 on NOAA-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.


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 open access compliance burdens while increasing access to literature and data in support of funder mandates worldwide.

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