Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)

Photo of COAPI logoThe Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) brings together representatives from North American universities, colleges, and research institutions with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies. It was formed to share information and experiences and to illuminate opportunities for moving faculty-led open access forward at member institutions and advocating for open access nationally and internationally. COAPI offers a collection of best and evolving practices to act as a roadmap for inspiring, promoting and implementing open access policies at institutions without existing or effective open access policies. You can follow COAPI on Twitter @COAPIOA.

Getting Started

COAPI can help you launch OA policy development at your institution. Start by joining COAPI, getting engaged and following best practices.

COAPI is an informal organization and at this time no dues are required to join. Potential members are asked to agree to a set of principles that guide COAPI’s education and advocacy efforts. Membership in COAPI is divided into Full Member, Affiliate, and Community Member tiers on the basis of the stage of development or implementation of the joining institution’s OA Policy. More information on COAPI membership and governance may be found here. To join COAPI, please contact us at [email protected].

A summary report of recent COAPI activities and accomplishments outlines the growth of COAPI from 2017-2019. This report supplements similar reports released in 2017 and 2012. For further information about COAPI, please contact us at [email protected].

complete list of COAPI members, along with contact information and information on their institution’s policy, can be found here.

COAPI is led by a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Steering Committee of four members, with the Past Chair serving in an ex-officio capacity on the Steering Committee. A list of current and past members can be found on About COAPI.

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