CHORUS is a suite of services and best practices that provide a sustainable solution to deliver public access to published articles reporting on funded research in the United States.

  • IDENTIFICATION: Simply naming the funding source during the article submission process adds metadata from Crossref’s Open Funder Registry, which triggers public access to the article and minimizes the time researchers have to spend on administrative tasks.
  • DISCOVERY: Users can quickly find the latest research articles via funder portals and common search engines, as well as through CHORUS’ search application. CHORUS’ use of open application programming interfaces invites innovators to develop new tools and functionality that further support public access and facilitates text and data mining on articles reporting on funded research.
  • ACCESS: CHORUS points users to the best available version of articles — either immediately on publication or after an embargo period — on the publication sites, where they can find essential context, tools, and information.
  • COMPLIANCE: Compliance is easy using simple tagging built into the article submission process, while a CHORUS Dashboard application facilitates monitoring and reporting by funders and publishers without adding unnecessary costs and administrative overhead.
  • PRESERVATION: CHORUS ensures the integrity and sustainability of the scholarly record through partnerships with CLOCKSS, Portico, and other services that archive and preserve research articles in perpetuity.

CHORUS’ benefits for the public:

  • Easy access to articles reporting on research funded with tax dollars, at no extra cost to the taxpayer.
  • Optimized search results via common engines as well as the CHORUS search service.
  • Directs you to the best available version of articles reporting on funded research, where you can find context, tools, and correction/retraction information.

Download the PDF version of CHORUS for the Public.