Objective 1: To gain knowledge on the institutional OA publishing landscape (including the services and infrastructure that supports it) across the ERA in its diversity in terms of size, types of institutions, location, disciplines and languages, with a gap analysis of institutional OA publishing against a baseline of existing good practices (SO1).
Objective 2: To standardise and to improve current institutional publishing practices by setting up an innovative Extensible Quality Standard for Institutional Publishing (EQSIP) to be adopted by IPSPs, providing a coordination tool at EU level, modular and flexible enough to accommodate cultural, economic, historical and organisational diversity across different countries, communities, and types of organisations (SO2).
Objective 3: To enhance the capacities of IPSPs through the creation of operational toolkits, specific standards, guidelines, training materials, and business model canvasses; to support IPSPs on their way towards the European quality standard and coordinate them through the development of a Global Network of IPSPs, base of the future OA Capacity Centre for Institutional Publishing. This objective will also address the sustainability of IPSPs by better understanding and optimising their costs through the promotion of specific shared resources, increased collaboration, and the creation of new funding models (SO3).
Objective 4: To support policies and strategies in OA publishing by engaging with governments, RFOs, RPOs and policy-making bodies at the highest level of governance (DG-RTD, ministries, university leadership, university head librarians, directors) to provide them with sets of recommendations to implement strategies and policies to improve and raise the profile of the IPSP they host or support in the long term (SO4).