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Annual reports: SCOSS 2nd and 3rd pledging cycle infrastructures reflect on progress made with SCOSS funding
The French National Open Science Fund (FNSO) is providing financial support to four international infrastructures selected by SCOSS as part of its funding campaigns. After the support provided in 2020 and 2022, France thus renews its commitment to sustainable international infrastructures for open science.
We would like to warmly thank the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) for Canada’s donation to the infrastructures Dryad, LA Referencia, and ROR of the 4th SCOSS funding round! The donation brings the total of pledges to SCOSS infrastructures over the years to over 5 million euros.
After its impressive commitment in 2022 for our 3rd pledging cycle and its donations to the SCOSS Pilot cycle, Switzerland reaffirms its investment in open science infrastructure and its support to the SCOSS programme by financing the three infrastructures from the most recent cycle: Dryad, LA Referencia and ROR.
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.
After the generous pledge to DOAB and OAPEN, PKP, and OpenCitations last year, several institutional members and customers of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries have now pledged funding to three services currently being promoted by SCOSS: arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA and DSpace and to two infrastructures from the SCOSS Pilot cycle: DOAJ and Sherpa Romeo.
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.
Earlier this week, IReL, the Irish e-resources licensing consortium, announced a generous pledge to three of the SCOSS-endorsed infrastructures:
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (Pilot cycle)
- Sherpa Romeo (Pilot cycle)
- Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) & OAPEN (2nd cycle)
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.