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:

  1. Reporting Made Easy

  2. Matching Publication Costs with Publication Funds

Discover our Resources for funders and get inspired by participants' Cases, Testimonials and Interviews

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Why join?

Consistent data format from multiple publishers

Reduce (manual) efforts & increase efficiency

Because it's the right thing to do...

Resources

Learn more about OA Switchboard and find tools to help you getting started as funder:

  • 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.

There is also a complete overview of all Resources and generic Frequently Asked Questions.

Cases

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Compliance monitoring and cost monitoring: mandatory grant information and standardised reporting

See more in the March 2021 webinar (recording here)

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Testimonials

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Interviews

Tom Jakobs
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)

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