CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals
worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted
access to research for all.
supports the right of citizens and general public to access the results of research towards which they contributed by paying taxes,
facilitates access to open access content for all by offering services to general public, academic institutions, libraries, software developers, researchers, etc.,
provides support to both content consumers and content providers by working with digital libraries, institutional and subject repositories and journals,
enriches the research content using state-of-the-art technology and provides access to it through a set of services including search, API and analytical tools,
contributes to a cultural change by promoting open access, a fast growing movement.
CORE harvests openly accessible content available according to the
By 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet,
permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles,
crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial,
legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.
The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain,
should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
CORE uses information from various registries, such as OpenDOAR, to include new repositories, journals and archives into CORE. If your repository, journal or archive is already registered with some authoritative registry, you don't need to do anything. If your repository, journal or archive has not yet been registered get in touch.
In order to realise the data transfer and regular data updates of CORE and your system, CORE uses the OAI-PMH protocol. If you contact us with the request for including your content in CORE, please let us know your OAI-PMH base URL.
Currently CORE is able to harvest all metadata records in one Open Access Repository, but it is in position to harvest full-text records in PDF only. We are working though to include other file types, such as HTML webpages, images etc.
Works on maintaining CORE service, continuously enhancing it with new features and
developing new modules for it. Among the rest of the team envisions the creation of the
world's largest full text open access dataset.
While not on his computer coding, he enjoys playing chess, scratching his guitar and dreams
of climbing Alpe d'Huez or Col de la Madone with his bike.
Developer and Continuous Integration secret lover
Works on improving and and maintaining CORE services, especially in the frontend side. Once
he was a Super Mario plumber.
PhD student & Data Analyst
Works with the rest of the team on both front- and back-end development. Enjoys maintaining
and improving CORE as it provides her with useful data for her PhD. Dreams of turning CORE
into a hub for Semantometric research. Book lover and sports enthusiast in her spare time.
Founder; Product & Team Leader
Started by developing the first CORE prototype in 2010 out of sheer frustration over the
difficulty of text-mining open access papers. Responsible for leading the team, development
& research effort, funding and product strategy. Believes in free unrestricted access to
research for all. Excited by the opportunities of machine access to research papers to
extract and create new knowledge. Green tea lover & retired ice skater.
Developer and Data & Harvesting Expert
A communications guru in the 'dominated by developers' CORE team. Her job is to liaise with
the data providers and the technical group. As an open access advocate she hopes that one
day there will be no access barriers to scientific literature. In her spare time she likes
to swim, read and travel.