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Howard Ratner

Executive Director
I am passionate about constantly improving the scholarly communications ecosystem with standards and technology. My most recent endeavor is CHORUS - the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States. I was CTO and Executive Vice President, Nature Publishing Group, and was instrumental in the founding of such not-for-profit joint ventures as CrossRef, the collaborative reference linking service between the world’s scholarly publishing platforms; CLOCKSS, the sustainable archive of web-based scholarly articles established by academic publishers and research libraries; and ORCID, the open, community-based initiative providing a registry of researcher identifiers and a means to link research activities and outputs to these identifiers.