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
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 community and Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI), will help inform discussions on how to secure these services in the future. Based on what is learned, SPARC Europe also plans to showcase some of these resources as leading Open infrastructure champions.
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%!
Just a few months into SCOSS's second funding cycle, a new milestone has been reached as the total sum of pledged funds has now exceeded €2 million. This represents contributions made from the library and research communities worldwide to help
SCOSS has gained the support of another consortium; this one in Norway. Twenty-three institutions there have signed an agreement with the Unit consortium collectively pledging €40,000 for 2020 to SHERPA/RoMEO; the group’s intention is to renew the commitment for two additional