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
COVID-19 has adversely affected pledging for the recent SCOSS infrastructures, which is why we have proclaimed May and June as the Months of Contributing to Open Science Infrastructures (OSIs). A social media campaign under the title Yes, you MAY was launched in May to raise awareness about the importance of supporting OSIs. It took the form of a challenge, in which libraries and other organizations nominate each other to show how they contribute to OSIs.
SCOSS invited Peter Suber to speak to us about the importance of Open Infrastructure. We talked about the role of OSIs in the scholarly communication ecosystem
Building on their pledges last year, 24 institutional members of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) have pledged funding