The NorthEast Research Libraries consortium, NERL, has joined SCOAP3. With NERL, SCOAP3 now counts partners in 16 countries and an international organization, which have collectively pledged 4.5 million Euros (7.2 million U.S. dollars) corresponding to 45% of the global SCOAP3 budget envelope.

Since SCOAP3 was first promoted in the U.S at the end of February, 44 U.S. partners (library consortia, national laboratories and individual libraries) have already pledged about half of the expected U.S. contribution to SCOAP3.