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.
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)
Claire Redhead, OASPA (representing publishers)
Ralf Schimmer, Max Planck Digital Library (representing institutions)
Wim van der Stelt (representing publishers)
Stuart Taylor, The Royal Society (representing publishers)
The Board delegates the day-to-day management of the OA Switchboard to the appointed Executive Director, Yvonne Campfens.
Past Board members:
Paul Peters (representing publishers), 2020-2021
In line with the principles, the following bodies have been created in 2021:
Read more about getting involved in the Advisory Group and the Working Groups here.
Our 'Generic Code' applies to each and every organisational body, meeting and initiative:
Observe and comply with existing competition/antitrust briefing and guidance.
Diversity – Equity – Inclusion.
No communication (e.g. on social media) of stakeholder names (e.g. meeting participants) or related meeting details unless explicitly agreed in writing. Nobody will make any public statements about the OA Switchboard or Stichting OA Switchboard, or use or make reference to OA Switchboard’s or Stichting OA Switchboard’s name or logo without the prior written consent of Stichting OA Switchboard.
No external representation (unless explicitly agreed in writing).
In general, participation and involvement in all organisational bodies are open to all who meet the respective purpose and criteria. For some bodies, explicit appointment by the Board is required. In case of other/existing members object to a new person/party joining an organisational body, they can indicate this to the Executive Director, stating the Code or criterium that is failed. If the problem is incidental, the Executive Director can request the person/party to leave the meeting for certain agenda items/discussions. If the problem is structural, the Board will decide.
Client Advisory Board
A new body with representatives of the organisations who have a signed Service Agreement, have/get an account as of 1 January 2021, and are actively participating in the ‘launch phase’. They will meet once every two months and will discuss both strategic, as well as (shared) implementation topics.
Note: If a Client/Participant works with a sub-contractor (or 'delegate' or 'certified integrator') this party can't represent or join the Client/Participant in the CAB meetings.
2021 Advisory Group
The Advisory Group consists of individuals and representatives of stakeholder groups (primary and other) who will contribute by expertise to ensure community representation, involvement and input in product/service development. The members will be appointed for a year (with the option to extend for other year(s)), and the group will meet every two months on average.
Participation and involvement are open to all who meet our purpose and criteria. The members of the 2020 project Advisory Board were invited to join also for 2021, and an invitation to others is posted on the ‘Get Involved’ section on the website and is promoted (in November/December 2020) via the mailing list and social media.
Colin Adcock, IOP Publishing
Shelley Allen, Head of Open Research, Emerald Publishing
Ekaterina Antonova, Chief Quality Officer, Trans Tech Publications
Kaveh Bazargan, Director, River Valley Technologies
Jamie Carmichael, Senior Director, Information and Content Solutions, CCC
Fiona Counsell, Head of Open Access Operations & Policy, Taylor & Francis
Matthew Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships, Cambridge University Press
Frederik Eichler, Co-Founder at SciFlow
Jennifer Fleet, Managing Director, Aries Systems Corporation
Sarah Gilbert, Manager OA Strategy, Oxford University Press
Claudia Heidrich, Sales Manager EMEAI, Royal Society of Chemistry
Martin Jagerhorn, Business Development Advisor, ChronosHub
Alex Kohls, Head Scientific Information Service, CERN
Leah Kristensen, Customer Success Manager, Manuscript Manager
Christina Lembrecht, Senior Manager Open Research Strategy, De Gruyter
Bill O'Brien, Senior Director Business Development, Aptara
Markus Putnings, University Library, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
Louise, Russell, Director, Tutton Russell Consulting Ltd
Anne Simoneau, Director of Business Development, EDP Sciences
Adrian T. Stanley, Chief Innovation and Development Officer, JMIR Publications
Michael Wachinger, Senior Director International Business, Thieme Group
For specific topics or initiatives, Task and Working Groups will be operated. These may have a purpose and lifetime that is time-specific, or may be continuously operational (until further notice). The general purpose is to gather ideas, prepare for further continuous improvement cycles of the OA Switchboard and to ensure we tie-in to existing initiatives and groups.