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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

283 institutions and counting
Over 250 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 >>

Third funding cycle

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arXiv

arXiv, open platform to share and discover emerging science

0%
Redalyc/AmeliCA

Redalyc/AmeliCA, open infrastructure for advancing diamond OA publishing

0%
DSpace

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

100%
DOAB and OAPEN

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

42%
PKP

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

28%
OpenCitations

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


Pilot funding cycle

100%
DOAJ

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

43%
SHERPA/RoMEO

Sherpa Romeo, a database of publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving.


Ready, steady, pledge! SCOSS launches its third pledging round

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The time has come! We are excited to announce the 3rd SCOSS pledging round with three new Open Science Infrastructure services partnering with us and needing your help in creating a sustainable future for them. After careful evaluation, SCOSS has selected arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA, and DSpace for this third funding cycle. 

Martin Borchert, Chair of the SCOSS Board commented on this selection: “SCOSS is thrilled to announce the launch of its third pledging cycle. Each of the chosen projects is already an established and well-known infrastructure with high usage and making an important contribution to open scholarship. They all need community support to  foster continued innovation, increased resilience and financial sustainability.”

We hope that you will consider contributing to one, two, or all three of these carefully chosen Open Science Infrastructures, as their future depends on community support. Let’s work together to build a healthy Open Science ecosystem!

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SCOSS Campaign: DOAB/OAPEN reaches important funding milestone

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 The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and OAPEN, jointly part of SCOSS’s second funding cycle, has met a significant milestone by reaching its three-year funding goal of 505,000 Euros in about 18 months, despite the COVID-19 challenge. SCOSS and DOAB/OAPEN would like to express their gratitude towards its global funding community of 89 institutions from 14 countries that have contributed to this campaign. Ahead lies now the challenge for DOAB/OAPEN to sustain this crucial financial support from the community.

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Swiss institutions pledge 320,250 euros to DOAB and OAPEN, PKP, and OpenCitations

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 After the pledge to DOAJ and Sherpa Romeo co-funded by swissuniversities in 2020, 18 institutional members and customers of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries have now pledged funding to three services currently being promoted by SCOSS: DOAB and OAPEN, PKP, and OpenCitations. Over the next three years, the support will total 131,250 Euros for DOAB and OAPEN, 99,750 Euros to PKP, and 89,250 Euros to OpenCitations, for a combined total of 320,250 Euros.

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What’s next? Help us shape SCOSS’s future

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Over the last several years SCOSS has successfully supported two pledging rounds for Open Science Infrastructures helping them become more sustainable. We are about to announce organizations included in the third cycle and we find ourselves in the position of both looking back at what we have achieved and thinking forward, about SCOSS’s future. 

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