The Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS)
The Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) is a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. Conceived by publishers, CHORUS: a) Provides a full solution for agencies to comply with the OSTP memo on public access to peer-reviewed scientific publications reporting on federally-funded research; b) Builds on publishers’ existing infrastructure to enhance public access to research literature, avoiding duplication of effort, minimizing cost to the government and ensuring the continued availability of the research literature; c) Serves the public by creating a streamlined, cohesive way to expand access to peer-reviewed articles reporting on federally-funded research. Reflecting the OSTP memo, CHORUS will present and preserve these as digital form, final peer-reviewed manuscripts or final published documents; d) Supports funding agencies in fulfilling the OSTP directive to provide public access, use public-private partnerships where possible and avoid extra-budgetary costs; CHORUS would require little to no federal funding, and e) Utilizes current and developing tools, resources and protocols for identification, discovery, access, preservation and compliance (such as CrossRef, FundRef and ORCID), ensuring continued innovation in the delivery of scholarly communication. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.