Having raised well over 5.8 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 2025 to 2027 SCOSS funding cycle.
On November 30 2023, SCOSS organised a webinar with the theme ‘Building connections’. The session aimed to reflect on how SCOSS infrastructures have progressed, what the case for open infrastructure is and gave the opportunity to meet some of the SCOSS Board who shared their visions for the future.
“SCOSS is thrilled to announce the launch of its fifth pledging cycle. Both of the chosen projects are already an established and well-known infrastructure with high usage making an important contribution to open science. They need community support to innovate, broaden their global reach and to increase resilience and financial sustainability. We look forward to welcoming RDA and Software Heritage to the SCOSS Family.
On behalf of the SCOSS Board I extend my congratulations to the supported infrastructure for this round. Although the economic downturn and restricted budgets can make pledging more difficult, please do consider helping sustain priority open science infrastructure by pledging a percentage of your relevant budget to structurally help infrastructures on their way to sustainability.”
Martin Borchert, Chair of the SCOSS Board.
Now in its fifth year, SCOSS takes great pleasure in announcing two new Open Science infrastructure partners to join the SCOSS Family. After careful evaluation, SCOSS has selected the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and Software Heritage for this fifth funding cycle, organisations who are both seeking help in creating and maintaining sustainable futures.
Creating long-term sustainability is a challenge for many open science and open access infrastructures and building longer-term partnerships is key.
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.