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.
The German Research Foundation has pledged 24,000 Euros to SCOSS, becoming the first research funding body globally to commit.
The University of Alberta Libraries became the first SCOSS funder to join the coalition with their commitment to support both DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO. Following is a statement from the university’s Associate University Librarian, Denise Koufogiannakis:
“The University of Alberta