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.

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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 >

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. Complete the census >

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.

Invest in Open Infrastructure Welcomes Kaitlin Thaney as Executive Director

Invest in Open Infrastructure is excited to announce the appointment of Kaitlin Thaney as the program’s inaugural Executive Director. Thaney has over 15 years experience in the open research and technology space where she’s built and scaled infrastructure, programming, and long-term funding for organizations including Creative Commons, Digital Science, Mozilla and, most recently, the Wikimedia Foundation. Read more >