The first newsletter of the coalition concerning the sustainability of services for open science (SCOSS)
The SCOSS coalition (Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) is a network of institutions engaged in securing the future of open access.
Each year, the coalition will invite the non-commercial services of open access/open science to present applications for funding, to be co-ordinated by SCOSS. The SCOSS administrative committee will rigorously evaluate the candidates.
The services judged to be eligible will be proposed to the whole community by the coalition, similarly to crowd funding. This temporary financing is designed to support recipients of open access/open science services so that they can obtain a more solid financial base.
The first newsletter of the coalition is available online.