KNOW THE DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF LA REFERENCIA
LA Referencia was born as a project coordinated by the Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks (RedCLARA) and financed by the Public Goods Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) between 2010 and 2013. It counted with the participation of Science and Technology institutions and part of the NRENs of the region.
Initially, it was oriented towards agreements and policies related to federated access, common policies, standards for interoperability and a technology pilot.
LA Referencia, in this context, is born from 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.
At the end of the project, in 2013, the network is articulated as a service between the S&T bodies of the region with the support of RedCLARA, with the objective of consolidating an open access strategy for access to scientific publications, based on National repositories policies and the generation of public goods.
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IDB Project Information at RedCLARA
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