Hot off the press! SCOSS publishes its strategy for 2022-2024

17th November 2021News, Open Science

After months of analysis, and discussions, SCOSS is delighted to publish its strategy for the next three years. The strategy was based on a consultation with the community conducted in summer 2021 through a survey, one-to-one interviews, and focus groups.The community recognized the need for SCOSS’s existence as a source of support for Open Science Infrastructure for many years to come. We are thrilled to hear it and present the SCOSS 2022-2024 strategy to the research community. 

The strategy outlines three primary goals for SCOSS for the coming years:

  1. Promote the sustainability of Open Science Infrastructure through funding and support
  2. Raise global awareness about the value of non-commercial Open Science Infrastructure through advocacy and connection building
  3. Build and maintain trust in Open Science Infrastructure through vetting and selection

The consultation also affirmed that the SCOSS model continues to be viable and generally well received. Another outcome is confirmation to continue in the general direction already laid down. This is the first SCOSS Strategy document so is an achievement in itself. 

While the goals might sound familiar, SCOSS has also listed a number of new high-level  initiatives that we are looking forward to developing in the future. 

Commenting on the strategy Martin Borchert, SCOSS Board Chair, said: “The SCOSS Board and SPARC Europe worked with Jon Treadway from Great North Wood Consulting to undertake the community consultation and strategy development work for SCOSS. It was vital to gain a better understanding of the needs of stakeholders – libraries, research institutions, governments, open infrastructure providers and researchers to help guide the development of the SCOSS Strategy. On behalf of the SCOSS Board, I’d also like to thank Dr Alwaleed Alkhaja for leading and coordinating much of the process and I would especially like to thank all participants in the consultation process. We could not have produced this client focused SCOSS Strategy document without your valuable input.”

Download the strategy document

and join us for a webinar on 24 November to hear more about SCOSS’s future