Mr Howard Ratner (CHORUS)
Public Access mandates are popping up across the globe. How can publishers and societies help authors comply with these mandates while reducing the administrative burden for them? The not-for-profit CHORUS membership organization enables free access to articles reporting on funded research; leverages existing infrastructure for cost-effective public-access solutions for publishers and is available at no extra cost to funders - preserving funds for research. CHORUS provides monitoring services complementary to funder plans and optimized search results through common search tools and a CHORUS application; and directs the public to official journal sites where they find research in context with additional tools and correction/retraction information. This session will explore how the not-for-profit CHORUS organization is helping researchers, funders, librarians, and university research offices address these issues.