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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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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

311 institutions and counting
Over 300 institutions have contributed to date. READ MORE >>

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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

33%
arXiv

arXiv, open platform to share and discover emerging science

21%
Redalyc/AmeliCA

Redalyc/AmeliCA, open infrastructure for advancing diamond OA publishing

20%
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)

46%
PKP

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

39%
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.

59%
SHERPA/RoMEO

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


The French National Fund for Open Science pledges 210.000 euros for Open Science Infrastructure

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After its record pledge to SCOSS in 2020, France comes back with more funds for Open Science Infrastructure. The French Open Science Steering Committee announced its decision to support three SCOSS-promoted infrastructures: arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA, and DOAJ. The generous pledge amounts to 70.000 euros for each infrastructure, adding up to a total of 210.000 euros.

The funds are coming from The French National Fund for Open Science (FNSO), which is the financial instrument of the French Plan for Open Science. The fund was formed to support projects and initiatives that are advancing Open Science. The French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, together with French universities and research performing organisations, jointly contribute to the fund.

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CANADIAN INSTITUTIONS PLEDGE 268,750 EUROS TO ARXIV, REDALYC/AMELICA AND DSPACE

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After their generous pledge in 2020, twenty-five members of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), have now committed to supporting all three infrastructures currently promoted by SCOSS in its third funding cycle. This is the first library consortium to pledge for the SCOSS third funding cycle infrastructures.

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Ireland pledges €140,106 for DOAJ, DOAB & OAPEN and Sherpa Romeo

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Earlier this week, IReL, the Irish e-resources licensing consortium, announced a generous pledge to three of the SCOSS-endorsed infrastructures:

IReL and its member libraries recognise that these infrastructures have been of long-standing benefit to libraries and their users. They are also crucial to open research globally. They therefore agree that it is in their interests to help sustain them.

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SCOSS publishes the 2022 Expression of Interest call. Apply now!

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Having raised well over 3 million EUR to sustain vital, non-commercial infrastructure and services within the Open Science community; the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is once again searching for new potential candidate organisations to fund during the 2022 to 2024 SCOSS funding cycle.

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