Stichting OA Switchboard

The OA Switchboard moved to the operational stage on 1 January 2021, and is now run from the new Stichting OA Switchboard, founded by OASPA in October 2020.

This structural governance and funding model supersedes the organisation and governance of the 2020 project, and the sponsorship model. The new set-up ensures a not-for-profit, collectively controlled collaboration between funders, institutions and publishers, whereby neutrality and independence are preserved by legal structure, governance and articles of incorporation.

The OA Switchboard will be financed via a self-sustaining business model and participation and involvement is open to all who meet the OA Switchboard’s purpose and criteria. The OA Switchboard aims to support all OA business models, policies and types of scholarly output and industry-wide representation and collaboration in developing open source solutions and services is ensured and formalised.

OASPA is supportive and actively involved through a strategic partnership with the Stichting OA Switchboard.


The Board

A 'stichting' is a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands. The directors of the Board are responsible for the governance and the management of the foundation. The directors for the Stichting OA Switchboard are:

  • Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library (representing institutions)

  • Rachel Bruce, UKRI (representing funders)

  • Liam Earney, Jisc (representing institutions)

  • Hannah Hope, Wellcome Trust (representing funders)

  • Paul Peters, Hindawi (representing publishers)

  • Claire Redhead, OASPA (representing publishers)

  • Ralf Schimmer, Max Planck Digital Library (representing institutions)

  • Wim van der Stelt (representing publishers)

The Board delegates the day-to-day management of the OA Switchboard to the appointed Executive Director, Yvonne Campfens.



In line with the principles, the following bodies will be operated in 2021:

  • Client Advisory Board

  • Advisory Group

  • Working Groups

Read more about getting involved in the Advisory Group and the Working Groups here.

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