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.
Having raised well over 4.7 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 2023 to 2025 SCOSS funding cycle.
“ SCOSS is thrilled to announce the launch of its fourth 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 the community support to foster continued innovation, increased resilience and financial sustainability.” Martin Borchert, Chair of the SCOSS Board.
The time has come! SCOSS is going into fourth gear announcing its 4th 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 Dryad, LA Referencia, and ROR for this fourth funding cycle.
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.