Six months past an initial funding appeal, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) has surpassed a key half-million Euro milestone having received pledges for funding totaling 680,700 Euros. The initiative, which intends to provide a framework for libraries, policymakers and other stakeholders to collectively fund and stabilize a vital infrastructure of freely available open science services, selected the Directory of Open Access Journals and SHERPA/RoMEO as beneficiaries of this pilot call for community funding.
Last month, a call for expressions of interest was made in an effort to identify potential applicants for SCOSS’s next funding cycle. A total of 38 completed forms were received and are currently under review. Those chosen to submit to the full application process will be notified in December at the latest.