Chorus deal 'enhances open research audit process'

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Chorus, the non-profit membership organisation, is now using Get Full Text Research (GetFTR) technology to speed up and enhance their open research audit process.

The organisation is applying the GetFTR API to further automate the gathering and checking of key data on journal articles and conference proceedings from multiple publishers, supporting the organization’s mission of advancing sustainable, cost-effective public access to content reporting on research funded by public organizations. For GetFTR, this means its technology is being used in increasingly innovative ways to support the discovery of research.

By using GetFTR to automate the metadata feed from millions of individual Versions of Record (the definitive version of a journal article), Chorus is now supported in scaling the auditing of some of its largest publisher members, including the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis Group and Wiley. Additionally, GetFTR will enable CHORUS’ reporting to be more timely, as its auditing process gets faster. 

Howard Ratner, executive director of chorus, said: 'Before integrating the GetFTR data feed, CHORUS used a combination of manual and automated processes to audit whether article and conference proceedings Versions of Record or Accepted Manuscripts were open on a publisher’s website.

'Using GetFTR complements our own auditing process, as it can rapidly check our records against a publisher’s access control systems, without having to interact with the HTML of multiple publisher sites.

'While it doesn’t fully replace CHORUS’ own audit processes (because not every publisher is using GetFTR and because it doesn’t yet support open Accepted Manuscripts), CHORUS will be encouraging our members to get involved with GetFTR.'

GetFTR launched its pilot in December 2019 and has been welcoming new partners throughout its first year, building and evolving the service based on feedback from all sectors of the scholarly community. GetFTR’s primary purpose has been to increase the speed and ease of accessing research by making it clear which content researchers can access across different publisher and research platforms.

The GetFTR service is now being used by six publishers and eight integrating partners, including Chorus, Dimensions, Figshare, Mendeley, Papers and the Researcher app. Find out more at

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