CORE welcomes 10 new members

As part of our ongoing sustainability plan, in December 2022, we launched the CORE Membership program for data providers. CORE is a not-for-profit service dedicated to the open access mission and one of the signatories of the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructures POSI. Following the recently announced changes to our status, to remain free for public use, CORE is leveraging a membership model to help sustain its operations.  

We are therefore delighted today to announce that, in the very short time since the membership programme has launched, we have already welcomed ten institutions who have made a public and financial commitment to supporting Open Access infrastructure by becoming Supporting or Sustaining members of CORE. 

The support of our members is vital in ensuring the sustainability of the CORE service and we value their participation greatly and are immensely grateful for their help. Members receive public recognition for their support and are also invited to join the Board of Supporters, which meets bi-annually and helps shape the future roadmap for CORE. Only by listening to the community can we best serve its needs. 
We thank our new members again, and appeal to other institutions to follow their lead. By joining the membership program, you will help us to continue to grow and serve the scholarly community with high-quality Open Access research literature. Together, we can build a stronger, more open scholarly infrastructure that supports the advancement of science and knowledge for all.

Our new members

  • University of Oxford
  • University of St Andrews
  • The University of Huddersfield
  • University of Lancaster
  • White Rose Research (University of Leeds, The University of Sheffield and University of York)
  • University of Bristol
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Birmingham
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Chicago

You can read more details about CORE Membership for data providers here:

Not a data provider? – You can still show your support for CORE by becoming a sponsor!

2 thoughts on “CORE welcomes 10 new members”

  1. This is indeed encouraging news, and it is terrific to see institutions recognise the importance of open scholarly infrastructure, even if Jisc do not. I am hopeful our institution will be joining the membership scheme soon.

    Watch this space! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, George.

      Our team is aware that this is just the beginning of our path towards sustainability and that a lot more needs to be done in the coming months. Having said that, we are incredibly thankful for the trust of these new members in our mission and the resources that they have committed to supporting us.

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