Alliance of Science Organizations in Germany established Projekt DEAL to negotiate transformative open access agreements with the largest academic publishers. Accordingly, DEAL negotiations started in 2016 with the publisher Elsevier. However, no agreement has been reached so far, and negotiations are currently on hold. More information can be found on the official website of Projekt DEAL.
Negotiations with additional publishers aimed at transitioning portfolios of subscription-based journals to open access are being coordinated by German library consortia in alignment with the Alliance.