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EU-funded projects

cOAlition S participates in the following EU-funded projects on Open Access

OA-Advance: Building on the achievements of Plan S to further advance Open Access and scholarly communication

The European Commission has made great strides in pushing for a more open scholarly publishing system in the past 15 years, and Open Access to publications is now mainstreamed into the European Commission research funding framework. The EC has been supporting cOAlition S, a consortium of research funders that have adopted an Open Access mandate for recipients of their funding called Plan S, which requires cOAlition S grantees to publish all peer-reviewed articles resulting from their grant funds in open access (OA). The OA-Advance project will contribute to strengthening cOAlition S as an instrument to advance the European Commission’s and participating funders’ shared vision to deliver full and immediate OA. It will achieve this by assessing the impact of Plan S through an independent review, and by providing recommendations on how to build on the achievements of Plan S to support a new vision for the future of scholarly publishing.

  • Funded under: HORIZON.4.2 – Reforming and enhancing the European R&I System
  • EU contribution: € 132 000
  • Duration: 2024-2025 (24 months)
  • Coordinated by: European Science Foundation (France)

SOAR: Supporting Open Access for Researchers and Promoting Plan S

Open access is the practice of providing online access to scientific information that is free of charge to the user and is reusable. The EU-funded SOAR project supports cOAlition S, an alliance of national and private research funders and research performing organisations supporting Plan S, which mandates that the results of research funded by these organisations must be published in open-access journals or on open-access platforms or made immediately available through open-access repositories without embargo. SOAR assists researchers funded by a Plan S funder to identify publishing venues allowing them to comply with their funder’s open access requirements. By doing so, it contributes to Horizon Europe’s priorities on open access.

  • Funded under: H2020-EU.5.e. – Develop the accessibility and the use of the results of publicly-funded research
  • EU contribution: € 299 930
  • Duration: 2020-2023 (36 months)
  • Coordinated by: European Science Foundation (France)

DIAMAS: Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication

The DIAMAS project brings together 23 European organisations who will map out the landscape of Diamond Open Access publishing in the European Research Area, develop common standards, guidelines, and practices for the Diamond publishing sector, and formulate recommendations for research institutions to coordinate sustainable support for Diamond publishing activities across Europe.

cOAlition S will have a coordinating role in the project and – in collaboration with Science Europe – report to the Diamond Action Plan community about progress.

  • Funded under:  “Capacity-building for institutional open access publishing across Europe” HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ERA-01-43
  • EU contribution: €3m
  • Duration: 2022-2025 (36 months)
  • Coordinated by: Aix-Marseille University (France)
  • Principal Investigators (PIs): Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition, OPERAS) & Johan Rooryck

CRAFT-OA: Creating a Robust, Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access

CRAFT-OA aims to consolidate the specific features of the institutional (Diamond) publishing environment and provide a robust set of tools and services to create a joint and federated infrastructure, comprised of a network of informed stakeholders, professionalised Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSP), and Institutional Publishing Technology Providers (IPTP). In the project participate 23 organisations, including OpenAIRE.

  • Funded under: “Improving and coordinating technical infrastructure for institutional open access publishing across Europe” HORIZON-INFRA-2022-EOSC-01-02
  • EU contribution: €5m
  • Duration: 2023-2028 (60 months)
  • Coordinated by: University of Göttingen Library (Germany)
  • Principal Investigator (PI): PI Margo Bargheer

PALOMERA: Recommendations for OA books

Academic books are only rarely mandated to be published OA by research funders and institutions. PALOMERA will investigate the reasons for this situation across geographies, languages, economies, and disciplines within the European Research Area (ERA). PALOMERA will collect, structure, analyse, and make available knowledge that can explain the challenges and bottlenecks that prevent OA to academic books. PALOMERA will provide actionable recommendations and concrete resources to support and coordinate aligned funder and institutional policies for OA books. The recommendations will address all relevant stakeholders (research funders and institutions, researchers, publishers, infrastructure providers, libraries, and national policymakers). PALOMERA is a consortium of 17 organisations.

  • Funded under: HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-ERA-01-42 – HORIZON Action Grant Budget-Based
  • EU contribution: €2m
  • Duration: 2023-2025 (24 months)
  • Coordinated by: OPERAS (Belgium), PI Niels Stern (OAPEN)