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I am sharing the below email with you as I believe that it would be important for you to fill in this survey, which is looking to map Open Access / Open Science infrastructure in Europe. The survey is a first of its kind aiming to establish a more comprehensive understanding of existing resources so that services like yours may have a greater chance of garnering the funding support they may need in future.
If you’re reading this, you are most likely based in Europe and a part of the rich field of Open Access, Open Science/Scholarship resources and infrastructure, many essential, that has organically developed in Europe in recent years. Many of these resources, as you may well know, are not sustainable — even though they underpin our evolving Open Access and Open Science landscape.
With your help, though, we are working to change this. By taking part in this survey
, you can help us 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 we learn, we 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.
, which is being conducted for Invest in Open Infrastructure
, 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, we’d like to hear from you. In the event that you are responsible for more than one, please submit entries for each. Once closed, we will use the following two months to review and compile the survey results which will be shared during late summer/early autumn 2020.
Thank you very much for your support. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, SPARC Europe
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