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Open, community-owned infrastructure is necessary for research to thrive.
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 do research to provide guidance on ways to improve funding in the sector for open.
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 >>
Assessing financial health
As an enabler and a funder in open infrastructure, one of our key goals at Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is to conduct research to better understand and...
Good community governance
Define, build, and support reliable, robust, transparent, and accountable governance structures in open research At Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI), we believe that good governance is essential to...
Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) was founded on the premise that open, community-owned infrastructure is necessary for scholarly research to thrive. We are not alone in this sentiment....
Funding Open Infrastructure
Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is dedicated to improving funding and resourcing for open technologies and systems supporting research and scholarship. As outlined in our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan,...
WACREN-IOI Workshop: Charting common pathways for collective action in advancing open infrastructure in Africa
IOI and WACREN are co-organizing a workshop on open infrastructure in Accra, Ghana.
Funders Summit 2022: Collective Funding Pilot
We share how we’ve designed and what we’ve learnt from the collective fund pilot at our Funders Summit.
Community discussion with McKenzie Funk and Sarah Lamdan: Recording and Recap
We share the recording and a summary from this online discussion organized by Community Oversight Council.
Community discussion on nonprofit financial health recap: recordings, slides, and notes
We organized a discussion with the broader open infrastructure community on our approach to assessing the financial health of nonprofits in research and scholarship.