Executive Director

Kaitlin Thaney’s career has been centered around open infrastructure organizations; helping them think strategically about program design, participatory engagement, and sustainability.

Previously she served as the Endowment Director for the Wikimedia Foundation, where she led development of a fund to sustain the future of Wikipedia and free knowledge. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney directed the program portfolio for the Mozilla Foundation, following her time building the Mozilla Science Lab, a program to serve the open research community. She was on the founding team for Digital Science, where she helped launch and advise programs to serve researchers worldwide, building on her time at Creative Commons, where she crafted legal, technical, and social infrastructure for sharing data on the web.

She also serves on the board of LYRASIS, a technology and services nonprofit serving higher education, libraries, archives and museums, Code for Science & Society, Invest in Open Infrastructure’s fiscal sponsor, and Open Collective Foundation, a fiscal sponsor for US-based Collectives with a charitable mission. She resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, toddler, and dog.

Steering Committee

*Denotes members of the IOI Project Advisory.

IOI is governed by a Steering Committee who provide rapid programmatic decision-making support and oversight, who meet bi-monthly with IOI Leadership.

  1. Virginia Barbour, Open Access Australasia
  2. Arianna Becerril, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
  3. Leslie Chan, University of Toronto
  4. Raym Crow, SPARC US
  5. Peg Fowler, Hypothesis
  6. Heather Joseph, SPARC US
  7. David Lewis, Indiana University, 2.5% Commitment
  8. Pierre Mounier, Open Edition, OPERAS
  9. Cameron Neylon, Curtin University
  10. Nici Pfeiffer, Center for Open Science
  11. Vanessa Proudman, SPARC Europe
  12. Kristen Ratan, Strategies for Open Science (Stratos)*
  13. Danielle Robinson, Code for Science and Society*
  14. Mike Roy, Middlebury College
  15. Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute
  16. Ina Smith, Academy of Science of South Africa
  17. Greg Tananbaum, Open Research Funders Group
  18. Evviva Weinraub, State University of New York at Buffalo
  19. Dan Whaley, Hypothesis*
  20. Maurice York, Big Ten Academic Alliance

Participating Organizations

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Joint Roadmap for Open Source Tools (JROST)

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Open Research Funders Group (ORFG)



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Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)


Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition Europe (SPARC EU)

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Toward a Scholarly Commons

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