for research funders
who want to:
demonstrate the extent and impact of their research funding and deliver on their commitment to OA
The OA Switchboard can be used by funders to enable fulfilment of OA publication-level arrangements, policy compliance and development, make OA publishing highly visible, and more. Participation in the OA Switchboard will lead to enhancements in OA publication metadata and integration with the increasingly complex open access research and publishing ecosystem.
As an intermediary, the OA Switchboard simplifies the sharing of information between publishers, institutions and funders, and it provides a safe space for publication metadata.a safe space for publication metadata a safe space for publication metadata .
We currently support two use cases:
Reporting Made Easy
Matching Publication Costs with Publication Funds
Consistent data format from multiple publishers
Reduce (manual) efforts & increase efficiency
Because it's the right thing to do...
Learn more about OA Switchboard and find tools to help you getting started as funder:
Blog posts: Read our series 'How the OA Switchboard fits into the ecosystem':
PART 1 - THE INTERMEDIARY
PART 2 - THE INSTITUTION
PART 3 - THE PUBLISHER --- coming soon!
PART 4 - THE FUNDER --- coming soon!
Quick Reference Card: 'How to log in and retrieve your Excel/JSON reports'
Poster (#OASPA2022 conference): A safe space for publication metadata
Who is interested in receiving ‘easy reports’? Excel export for basic analysis. Standardised ‘messaging’ protocol in JSON.