National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Signs Participation Agreement with CHORUS

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has signed a participation agreement with CHORUS to expand public access to the results of its funded research.

Following a successful pilot program, CHORUS will monitor compliance with open access requirements to help maintain permanent, authoritative access to articles based on NIST published research.

“Enhanced by CHORUS services and APIs, researchers will be able to more easily discover published articles reporting on NIST-funded research that are open on publishers’ websites,” said Howard Ratner, Executive Director of CHORUS. “This will help researchers find the best available version of the article, in the context that it was originally published.”

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

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