What is SCOAP3? How does it work?

Salvatore MeleSalvatore Mele

Salvatore Mele holds a PhD in Physics and is head of Open Access at CERN, where he co-architected the SCOAP3 initiative.

Together with partners in the U.S., Germany and China, Salvatore’s team runs the INSPIRE service, a global Open Access digital library for High-Energy Physics, queried twice per second by scientists of the field.  His team has been developing solutions for Open Data at the service of CERN scientific community and beyond.

Salvatore serves on the Boards of Director the ORCiD and the DataCite initiatives.

Long ago, he enjoyed a fifteen years carriers in physics as a research scientist both at CERN and at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, measuring fundamental physics constants and searching for such exotic things as extra space dimensions.