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 >>
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
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!
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.
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.
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.