FinELib Consortium finances open science services
Approximately 15 of the FinELib Consortium member organizations participate in the financing of DOAJ, Sherpa/RoMEOn and SPARC Europe.
DOAJ, Sherpa/RoMEO and SPARC Europe are services or organizations which promote the openness of science. Also many other member organizations have seen the financing of the open science services extremely important.
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a database which indexes high-quality peer reviewed Open Access journals and collects them in one network service.
Sherpa/RoMEO, in turn, is a network service which stores the best known international publishers' conditions of the policies of parallel publishing. The services facilitate the Finnish research community by collecting information and by offering tools when moving towards the openness of science.
SPARC Europe is a non-profit organization which has been financed by the FinELib Consortium member organizations already for nearly ten years. It consists, among others, of academic institutions, library consortiums, financiers, research institutions and publishers.
SPARC Europe tries to affect the promotion of the openness of science and publishing in the European legislation and to help libraries in adapting the legislation. Furthermore, it publishes, for example, reports and reviews of the operating principles of the European research financiers.