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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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What you told us – responses to our consultation on SCOSS’s future

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The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is now four years old. We are delighted that we have been able to support eight extraordinary organisations that provide Open Science Infrastructure in that time. As we grow into the next phase of our development, we have sought to learn more about how people perceive us and the work we do, and where our priorities should lie as we develop a new SCOSS strategy. 

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Ready, steady, pledge! SCOSS launches its third pledging round

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The time has come! We are excited to announce the 3rd 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 arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA, and DSpace for this third funding cycle. 

Martin Borchert, Chair of the SCOSS Board commented on this selection: “SCOSS is thrilled to announce the launch of its third 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 community support to  foster continued innovation, increased resilience and financial sustainability.”

We hope that you will consider contributing to one, two, or all three of these carefully chosen Open Science Infrastructures, as their future depends on community support. Let’s work together to build a healthy Open Science ecosystem!

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SCOSS Campaign: DOAB/OAPEN reaches important funding milestone

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 The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and OAPEN, jointly part of SCOSS’s second funding cycle, has met a significant milestone by reaching its three-year funding goal of 505,000 Euros in about 18 months, despite the COVID-19 challenge. SCOSS and DOAB/OAPEN would like to express their gratitude towards its global funding community of 89 institutions from 14 countries that have contributed to this campaign. Ahead lies now the challenge for DOAB/OAPEN to sustain this crucial financial support from the community.

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