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.
Collective funds raised - to date - in the second funding cycle currently underway.
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 >>
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
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
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
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
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.
|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
The FinELib consortium just recently reached a deal with DOAJ and Sherpa/RoMEO to help support them, pledging a total of 162,000 euros. Sixteen Higher Education institutions pay towards helping reach both infrastructure funding targets, bringing the DOAJ target to 99%!