What others have to say

Scholary communication stakeholders

"Aggregation plays an increasingly essential role in maximising the long-term benefits of open access, helping to turn the promise of a 'research commons' into a reality. The aggregation services that CORE provides therefore make a very valuable contribution to the evolving open access environment in the UK."

Ben Johnson, HEFCE Research Policy Adviser

"As an Open Access advocate, CORE is an invaluable tool to demonstrate the potential of OA and when I show it to academic staff I can literally see the “penny drop” as they suddenly realise that potential for themselves. CORE also provides an opportunity to carry the discussion of OA beyond free to read to the immense potential of text mining, for example."

Nick Sheppard, Repository Developer at Leeds Beckett University

"CORE has supported the Open Access Button in connecting researchers and the public with the research they need. CORE facilitates access to the results of millions of research papers, a crucial function in the Open Access movement."

Joe Mcarthur and David Carroll, Founders of the Open Access Button

"CORE’s role in providing a unified search of repository content is a great tool for the researcher and extends the reach of the locally held content in our institutional repository, Open Research Online."

Nicola Dowson, Library Services Manager at Open University

"One of the criticisms of repositories, particularly institutional repositories, has always been that while they are providing a great service they are doing so in a dispersed fashion across many repositories. CORE is providing a valuable service in support of repositories by aggregating the content repositories hold and curate individually and by providing additional end user services, such as the portal and mobile app, to an impressive collection of open access scholarly material."

Yvonne Budden, Chair of the United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR)

"The CORE team understand data mining. As an independent company, we had no obvious access to big, diverse scholarly data - a killer in our drive to develop classification algorithms. The CORE repository, available in bulk, was a breakthrough. Now our algorithms outperform even those from huge publishers."

William Cullerne Bown, CEO ResearchResearch.com

CORE API testimonials

"We are integrating CORE API into our product, IRIS, because so far it is the open access portal that covers almost all open access content, provides easy to integrate API and has a powerful search querying engine. We want to make open access articles more easily accessible and more useful to researchers and the open public and we see CORE API as a way to speed that up."

Viktor Botev, CTO, Iris AI AS

"It is a component in my meta-search engine."

Peter Raeth, Senior Research Engineer

"We use CORE API for our startup called Rygbee. It's an online "idea guide" that enables users to ideate and enrich their ideas by suggesting them with the relevant human and material resources. One such resource is research articles and one of the data source is CORE. "

Sourish Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, DA-IICT

"I maintain an R package to interact with the CORE API to give R users easy access to CORE data. "

Scott Chamberlain, Developer, rOpenSci

"Checking publication IDs and titles to establish the true scope of green open access at my institution. Possibly will be using CORE as part of my UG research project next year (studying with the Open University)."

David Walters, Open Access Officer, Brunel University

"Testing available APIs in the development of my new product - a rule engine, Ritc, that can consume any defined, accessible API via a Swagger definition (in most cases). Ritc is a platform on which real-time - or near real-time services (applications) can be built using rules."

Colin Goldberg, President, MacMicro Inc.

"We have used mainly the Search API (http://core.ac.uk/api/search/⟨search_criteria⟩) to collect technical papers related to specific projects, using the project title and description to perform meaningful.searches. We are now using a complete export in JSON format (of several GBs) in order to import as many technical papers as possible to make theme available in our semantic search engine."

Andrea Ciapetti, Innovation Engineering SRL

"I have incorporated it into my EPrints repository www.rhinology.in"

Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, Otolaryngology Online

"At the Open Research Online Repository we use the API to display similar documents recommendations on items in ORO."

Alan Stiltes, Digital Repository Developer, The Open University

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Institutions using the CORE technologies