Funding Models Workgroup Report

  • Kris Bishop Product Manager, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Science Family of Journals
  • Carrie Calder Director, Business Operations & Policy, Springer Nature
  • Karla Cosgriff Director of Advancement, Free the Science, The Electrochemical Society
  • Celeste Feather Senior Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships, Lyrasis
  • Alex Kohls SCOAP3 Operation Manager, CERN
  • Nick Lindsay Journals Director, The MIT Press
  • Christine Stamison Director, NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL)


Following up on a proposal from OSI2016, this workgroup will identify and/or design new funding models for open scholarship, such as a venture fund that can allow more support for joint efforts, or propose ways to improve existing funding by improving the flexibility of library budgets (e.g. by examining the efficiency of ââ¬Åbig dealsââ¬Â). After reviewing the challenges with funding open access, the group focused on the second part of the question to propose new ways to improve existing funding opportunities by finding flexibility in library budgets.