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 >>
The total sum pledged encompassing both the pilot and second funding rounds.
The total number of institutions that have pledged funds via SCOSS since our launch.
The number of infrastructures that have been, or currently are being, funded via SCOSS.
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 >>
Third funding cycle
arXiv, open platform to share and discover emerging science
Redalyc/AmeliCA, open infrastructure for advancing diamond OA publishing
DSpace, the software of choice for open digital repositories
Awardees | Current funding cycle
arXiv, open platform to share and discover emerging science.
Redalyc/AmeliCA, open infrastructure for advancing diamond Open Access publishing.
DSpace, the software of choice for open digital repositories.
Second funding cycle
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), a university initiative that creates open source software and services, including Open Journal Systems (OJS)
OpenCitations, a scholarly infrastructure service that provides open bibliographic and citation data
Pilot funding cycle
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Sherpa Romeo, a database of publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving
Earlier this week, IReL, the Irish e-resources licensing consortium, announced a generous pledge to three of the SCOSS-endorsed infrastructures:
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (Pilot cycle)
- Sherpa Romeo (Pilot cycle)
- Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) & OAPEN (2nd cycle)
IReL and its member libraries recognise that these infrastructures have been of long-standing benefit to libraries and their users. They are also crucial to open research globally. They therefore agree that it is in their interests to help sustain them.
Having raised well over 3 million EUR to sustain vital, non-commercial infrastructure and services within the Open Science community; the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is once again searching for new potential candidate organisations to fund during the 2022 to 2024 SCOSS funding cycle.
After months of analysis, and discussions, SCOSS is delighted to publish its strategy for the next three years. The strategy was based on a consultation with the community conducted in summer 2021 through a survey, one-to-one interviews, and focus groups.
When? Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 11.30-1 PM CET
Where? Please register here.
For whom? This webinar is open to all, including RFOs and other funders, RPO, including universities and other academic institutions, societies, infrastructure providers, OA advocates, and researchers.
The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is now four years old. We are delighted that we have been able to support eight extraordinary organisations that provide Open Science Infrastructure in that time. As we grow into the next phase of our development, we have sought to learn more about how people perceive us and the work we do, and where our priorities should lie as we develop a new SCOSS strategy.