Invest in Open Infrastructure is an initiative dedicated to improving funding and resourcing for open technologies and systems supporting research and scholarship. We do this by shedding light on challenges, conducting research, and working with decision makers to enact change.About IOI >>
We conduct and commission research to increase our understanding of the current landscape.Research
We create resources to help decision makers assess, build, and invest in open infrastructure.Resources
We pilot solutions and coordinate stakeholders to increase the sustainability of the sector.Community
We study open infrastructure and its changing landscape, gather and analyze data, and craft reports to share those findings with decision makers, tool providers, and members of the research community.Research & Resources >>
The Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs) is a step towards addressing the information asymmetries that exist in understanding and assessing open infrastructure projects. This effort is designed...
IOI’s work is centered around providing targeted, evidence-based guidance to institutions and funders of open infrastructure to help them become wiser about where to invest. Our work...
(This project is in collaboration with SPARC Europe [https://sparceurope.org/new-sparc-europe-report-out-scoping-the-open-science-infrastructure-landscape-in-europe/] .) “We see a diverse, interconnected, open, professional and viable, Open Science infrastructure (OSI) ecosystem in Europe...
Designing a Preparedness Model for the Future of Open Scholarship The leading structures that conduct, publish and disseminate scholarly research are at risk of collapse. There’s an...
Last week, we held two public information sessions via Zoom to introduce the newly launched Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs). We presented details on the catalog's ideation, research process, design, prototyping, and plans for future expansion.
Join us for one of our upcoming informational session where we'll share more about our process in developing COIs and solicit your thoughts. Participation is open; registration is required.
For the past month we've been exploring the potential of Wikidata as a public knowledge base for information about open infrastructure and its financial components. Wikidata, a sister project of Wikipedia, is a dynamic space with exciting room for growth and development.
On June 30th, IOI hosted a conversation on accountability and oversight in open infrastructure. The conversation provided a space to hear from experts in the field on how they are working to ensure accountability and oversight of data, technology, and infrastructure in academia, research, & beyond.