4Science: Pioneering Innovation for Open Access and Open Science with COAR

At 4Science, we are dedicated to more than just supporting the DSpace community; we are committed to being pioneers in advancing innovation for the open access and open science world. Our dedication to driving progress in this space is what sets us apart. An example of this commitment is our involvement in the COAR Notify project.

COAR Notify: A Glimpse into the Future of Open Access

The COAR Notify project is a groundbreaking initiative at the intersection of open access and technological innovation. COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, launched this project with the goal of enhancing the discoverability and visibility of open access content globally.

At 4Science, we recognized the immense potential of COAR Notify in revolutionizing the open access landscape. This initiative involves the development of a notification service that allows repositories to notify global aggregators, search engines, and other services about the availability of new content.  It will greatly improve the dissemination and discoverability of open access research outputs, accelerating community adoption of a standard, interoperable, and decentralized approach to linking research outputs hosted in the distributed network of repositories with resources from external services such as overlay-journals and open peer review services, using linked data notifications. We’re thrilled to lead the way!

4Science's Role in COAR Notify: Leading the Way

Our active participation in the COAR Notify project exemplifies 4Science's commitment to pioneering innovation for the benefit of open access and open science communities. As a key partner in this initiative, we have been at the forefront of developing the technology and infrastructure needed to make enabling and sophisticated features available to the community.

Our team of experts has been instrumental in shaping the technical specifications, standards, and protocols for COAR Notify, ensuring that it seamlessly integrates with existing open access repositories and services. We are dedicated to making this service accessible to institutions worldwide, promoting the widest possible dissemination of open access content and connecting services within the ‘publish, review, curate’ ecosystem: a great value in the Open Access and Open Science context.

What COAR Notify Means for Open Access and Open Science

COAR Notify is more than just a technological advancement; it represents a significant step forward in the quest for a truly open, interconnected, and accessible global research landscape. By improving the visibility of open access content, it facilitates the discovery of valuable research and fosters collaboration among scholars, institutions, and researchers worldwide.