SHARE is a higher education initiative whose mission is to maximize research impact by making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. We are pleased that a wide array of stakeholders, including the following organizations, endorse these goals. (See also a list of the 100+ organizations that provide SHARE with metadata about research and scholarly activities.)

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“I am excited by how this ambitious initiative to make research more accessible is taking shape. SHARE will provide academic libraries an important opportunity to further integrate themselves into their university’s research life cycle. We’re excited to support our subscribers who want to leverage their institutional repository investment by participating in this new research ecosystem.”

—Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President & CEO, bepress

“With its commitment to expanded access and a broad collaborative spirit, both of which match our mission, the Digital Public Library of America is strongly supportive of SHARE. We look forward to helping SHARE bring together scattered research so that everyone, globally, can benefit from it.”

—Dan Cohen, Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America

“Digital Science supports technology that enhances the generation and sharing of knowledge. We put researchers first, and we promote open solutions and standards in our efforts. This includes broad-based support for national and international standards, consortia, and open science initiatives and organizations. We consider our participation in the SHARE initiative vitally important because it aligns with our vision and empowers research institutions to take ownership of the scholarship produced on their campuses. SHARE’s infrastructure promises to facilitate institutional collaboration in the preservation, discoverability, and use of shared research assets, an approach that has many advantages over outsourcing that infrastructure to interests outside of higher education. Digital Science proudly and enthusiastically endorses SHARE’s mission to partner with funding agencies in these efforts.”

—Digital Science

“SHARE’s mission to maximize impact by making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable complements the DuraSpace mission to preserve and provide access to the scholarly record for future generations. The work of each organization should inform the work of the other; making research outputs usable and used makes necessary the preservation and curation of those outputs. DuraSpace is proud to work with the SHARE community to build an open and scalable solution for the access to and preservation of research data and publications. Through the efforts of the SHARE community, we anticipate many opportunities to provide innovative ways to present and disseminate research to advance open scholarship on a global level.”

—Debra Hanken Kurtz, CEO, DuraSpace

“CLACSO, a network of 371 research institutions in 25 countries, supports the development of regional digital repositories and the wide dissemination of research results. We believe SHARE can help achieve higher education’s mission of creating, sharing, and disseminating knowledge, which are public goods. This is of particular interest to developing countries, which will benefit from improved public access to scholarly outputs.”

—Latin American Council of Social Sciences

“The next wave of research library development will be about supporting the creation, management, and disclosure of institutional assets: research and learning materials, expertise and researcher profiles, rare or unique materials from libraries, archives, and museums. This will require a big shift in expectations, relationships, and services. SHARE is well placed to accelerate this shift, concentrating thinking and doing on behalf of a wide range of libraries and their partners.”

—Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of OCLC Research and Chief Strategist at OCLC