Couperin (consortium)

COUPERIN (Consortium unifié des établissements universitaires et de recherche pour l'accès aux publications numériques) (English: Unified Consortium of Higher Education and Research Organizations for Access to Digital Publications) is an academic consortium in France.[1] Formed in 1999, it includes more than 250 universities, research organizations, Grandes écoles (schools), COMUE, and others.[2] The consortium negotiates with publishers the prices and conditions of access to scientific publications and other digital resources for the benefit of its members.[3] It promotes open science, particularly with regard to scientific publications, both nationally and internationally. It is headquartered in Paris.


As of 2018, members of the Couperin consortium include the following institutions.[4]

List of institutional members of Couperin


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  1. ^ Christine Okret-Manville (2016). "Academic Social Networks and Open Access: French Researchers at the Crossroads". LIBER Quarterly. Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche. 25. doi:10.18352/lq.10131.
  2. ^ Catherine Forestier; Pierre Carbone (July 2008). "French consortium Couperin: achievements and goals". Serials. UK: United Kingdom Serials Group. 21. ISSN 0953-0460.
  3. ^ "Couperin: le pouvoir de dire non", Livres Hebdo [fr] (in French), Paris, 30 April 2018
  4. ^ "Les membres de Couperin", (in French), retrieved 12 July 2018
This article incorporates information from the French Wikipedia.

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