Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science (SCOSS) hits half-million Euro funding mark - SPARC Europe
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"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. “This being a new concept, we are very encouraged by the response of the community at this point,” said Vanessa Proudman, Director, SPARC Europe. “We’re taking this as an early indication that we will, in time, reach our full three-year funding goals for both the DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO, two truly vital services. But for this to happen, we will need to continue to see growth in support; far more institutions committing to funding.” SCOSS came about due to a growing recognition of the need to strengthen and secure critical services that enable Open Access and Open Science...."
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