SPARC Europe Survey: Scoping the OA and OS Infrastructure (OSI) Landscape in Europe

SPARC Survey

SPARC Europe is looking for your help! If you are part of the rich field of open access, open science/scholarship resources and infrastructure, please consider taking part in their survey! SPARC Europe is one of the key organisations spearheading open science communication in Europe. It is also one of the members of the coalition backing the SCOSS funding initiative, which has selected two members of OPERAS for their second funding cycle in 2019. 

Now, SPARC Europe is running a survey to bring the open science community a step further: if you are part of the rich field of open access, open science/scholarship resources and infrastructure, that has organically developed in Europe in recent years, please part in their survey and share it with your colleagues!

Many of the current open infrastructure resources are not sustainable – even though they underpin our evolving open access and open science landscape. With your help, though, SPARC Europe is working to change this. By taking part in this survey, you can help bring greater visibility and a deeper understanding of the rich offering of scholarly communication resources based in the European region; and ultimately, help attract more funding. Based on what SPARC learns, they also plan to showcase some of you as leading open infrastructure champions.

Your feedback is critical. The information you share will ultimately help funders – governments, funding organisations and agencies, institutions, libraries, service providers and others – conceive effective strategies for financing essential open infrastructure.

The survey, which can be accessed here, is being conducted for Invest in Open Infrastructure, and should take you approximately 30 minutes to complete and will be open until 5 June 2020

If you are based in Europe and are running a service or infrastructure that supports OA or OS anywhere in the research cycle, it would be great if you could take part. In the event that you are responsible for more than one, please submit entries for each. 

Once closed, SPARC will use the following two months to review and compile the survey results which will be shared during late summer/early autumn 2020.

OPERAS is currently preparing a complementary survey on funders and funding schemes to support SSH open scholarly communication in Europe. Both organizations work in cooperation as part of their contribution to the Invest in Open Infrastructure initiative.

Take me to the survey.

If you have any questions, please reach out to survey[a]sparceurope.org.


Judith Schulte

Digital Humanities Officer at Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) and Communication Officer for OPERAS

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