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.
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LIBER, EIFL and SCOSS joint webinar: Keeping open infrastructure open – The SCOSS 4th pledging round info session
LIBER, EIFL and SCOSS are co-organizing a webinar to present the SCOSS 4th pledging round infrastructures to Europe.
Meet Dryad, LA Referencia and ROR on the 29 March 2023 from 4 to 5:15 pm CEST and understand why they need support from the community to remain open.
Switzerland generously supports Dryad, LA Referencia and ROR!
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.
SCOSS publishes the 2023 Expression of Interest call. Apply now!
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.
Going into fourth gear: SCOSS launches its 4th pledging round
“ 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.
The French National Fund for Open Science pledges 210.000 euros for Open Science Infrastructure
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.
You did it! Over 4 million euros pledged to OS infrastructure
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.
CANADIAN INSTITUTIONS PLEDGE 268,750 EUROS TO ARXIV, REDALYC/AMELICA AND DSPACE
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.
Ireland pledges €140,106 for DOAJ, DOAB & OAPEN and Sherpa Romeo
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.
SCOSS publishes the 2022 Expression of Interest call. Apply now!
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.