QUIENES SOMOS

WHO WE ARE

SHARING AND GIVING VISIBILITY TO SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION IN LATIN AMERICA

The Federated Network of Institutional Repositories of Scientific Publications, or simply LA Referencia, is a Latin American network of open access repositories. Through its services, it supports national Open Access strategies in Latin America through a platform with interoperability standards, sharing and giving visibility to the scientific production generated in institutions of higher education and scientific research.

From the national nodes, scientific articles, doctoral and master's theses are integrated, coming from more than a hundred universities and research institutions from the nine countries that now form LA Referencia. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Peru are active members of the network and Costa Rica was integrated in 2016.

This experience is based on technical and organizational agreements between public science and technology agencies (Ministries and Oncyts ) of the member countries, together with RedCLARA. LA Referencia was born through the Cooperation Agreement, signed in Buenos Aires in 2012, which reflects the political will to offer in open access the scientific production of Latin America as a regional public good with emphasis on the results financed with public funds.

 
 

OUR TEAM

LA Referencia is possible thanks to a working network conformed by the Directive Council (appointed by the authorities of Science and Technology); The Technical Committee (those responsible for the operation of the national nodes) and a network of collaborators in the region committed to open science. The central team collaborates in this articulation.

 

President
Patricia Muñoz Palma (Conicyt, Chile). Elected in September 2016

Executive Secretary
Alberto Cabezas

Technical support
Lautaro Julián Matas

Communications Manager
Luiz Alberto Rasseli