The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), established in 2017, is a network of influential organisations committed to helping secure OA and OS infrastructure well into the future.
SCOSS purpose is to help identify non-commercial services essential to Open Science, and to make qualified recommendations on which of these services should be considered for funding support. Only non-commercial services on unsound financial footing are eligible. SCOSS provides the framework and funding structure, vetting potential candidates based on a defined set of criteria. The most eligible of those that pass the vigorous evaluation are then presented to the global OA/OS community of stakeholders with an appeal for monetary support in a crowdfunding-style approach.
In the SCOSS consultation run in summer 2021, the community identified three types of Open Science Infrastructure to prioritise for funding:
The SCOSS Board recognizes these types as priorities in this call. At the same time, it remains open to receiving applications coming from other types of services that address other themes.
Applications are due by 28 February 2022.