Helping secure the vital infrastructure on which open science depends

Everything you need to know about SCOSS

What is SCOSS?

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is a network of influential organisations committed to helping secure OA and OS infrastructure well into the future. Officially formed in early 2017, SCOSS’s purpose is to provide a new co-ordinated cost-sharing framework that will ultimately enable the broader OA and OS community to support the non-commercial services on which it depends. READ MORE >>

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TOTAL FUNDS PLEDGED

The total sum pledged encompassing both the pilot and second funding rounds.

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FUNDS RAISED - CURRENT FUNDING CYCLE

Collective funds raised - to date - in the second funding cycle currently underway.

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INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE PLEDGED FUNDS

The total number of institutions that have pledged funds via SCOSS since our launch.

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INFRASTRUCTURES FUNDED

The number of infrastructures that have been, or currently are being, funded via SCOSS.

Our funders

248 institutions and counting
Well over 200 institutions have contributed to date. READ MORE >>

How it works

Each year, the coalition invites non-commercial OA/OS services to apply for SCOSS co-ordinated funding. The SCOSS board evaluates applicants rigorously based on criteria including the service’s value to communities such as funders, universities, libraries, authors, research managers and repositories; and on details pertaining to their governance structure, costs, sustainability measures, and future plans. READ MORE >>

Second funding cycle

42%
DOAB and OAPEN

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)

13%
PKP

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), a university initiative that creates open source software and services, including Open Journal Systems (OJS)

17%
OpenCitations

OpenCitations, a scholarly infrastructure service that provides open bibliographic and citation data


Awardees | Current funding cycle

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a digital directory of peer reviewed Open Access books and Open Access book publishers; and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), a growing repository of freely accessible academic books.

PKP, a university initiative that creates open source software and services, including Open Journal Systems (OJS), which is used to publish more than 9,000 OA journals worldwide.

OpenCitations, a scholarly infrastructure service that provides open bibliographic and citation data.

Pilot funding cycle

99%
DOAJ

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

30%
SHERPA/RoMEO

SHERPA/RoMEO, a database of publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving.


Finding a place for Open Infra funding

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As budgets tighten and the need for open resources swells, remaining diligent in our efforts to fund essential Open Science services remains critical

Three months ago, our world was turned upside down. Things went quiet as we tried to find our bearings. Now, we are working to figure out how to move forward.
Watching the global scientific community mobilise these past

Read more >>Finding a place for Open Infra funding

Australian and New Zealand libraries commit to Open Infrastructure

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Eleven universities from Australia and New Zealand just made a one-year pledge of 22,275 euros to DOAB/OAPEN, OpenCitations and PKP with the prospect of pledging more next year. We are grateful to the Council of Australian University Librarians CAUL for facilitating this at a difficult time. This pledge demonstrates Australia’s and New Zealand’s commitments to Open Access and Open Science and to supporting important infrastructure in this time of need.

New survey seeks deeper insights into Europe’s OA & OS Infrastructure

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|Deadline extended to 12 June |Calling all European Open Access and Open Science/Scholarship services/resources: SPARC Europe needs your help in mapping and establishing a core understanding of Europe’s current field of Open resources, many of which are not financially stable, even though they underpin our Open landscape. The insights gained via this important survey, which is being conducted for the European OA and OS

Read more >>New survey seeks deeper insights into Europe’s OA & OS Infrastructure

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