Invest in Open Infrastructure

An effort to enable durable, scalable, and long lasting open scientific and scholarly infrastructure to emerge, thrive, and deliver its benefits on a global scale.

Our Statement

We imagine a world in which communities of researchers, scholars, and knowledge workers across the globe are fully enabled to share, discover, and work together. It is clear that the needs of today’s diverse scholarly communities are not being met by the existing largely uncoordinated scholarly infrastructure, which is dominated by vendor products that take ownership of the scholarly process and data. We intend to create a new open infrastructure system that will enable us to work in a more integrated, collaborative and strategic way. It will support global connections and consistency where it is appropriate, and local and contextual requirements where that is needed. Read more >

Jobs

Director, Invest in Open Infrastructure

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See who's supporting IOI and add yourself and/or your organization as a supporter.

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Join the Census

The Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure is now open. We invite projects and programs, for profit and nonprofit corporations, and hosted initiatives of all kinds to contribute to this growing body of information.

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Schmidt Futures Supports Invest in Open Infrastructure

We are thrilled to announce that Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) has been generously supported with an award of 150k USD from Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt. IOI is an effort to enable durable, scalable, and long lasting open scientific and scholarly infrastructure to emerge, thrive, and deliver its benefits on a global scale. With this support, IOI will soon be opening the search for a Director to coordinate our global coalition of projects, organizations, and initiatives actively working to build a sustainable future for open scholarly infrastructure. Read more >

Recent & Upcoming Events

IOI Launch Webinar

View a recording of the 28 May webinar to hear about the Invest in Open Infrastructure project from members of the community and learn how you can get involved.