- Friday Updates
In the past two weeks, we shared insights from our preliminary investigation into water utility funding and facilitated discussions on community governance.
We shared a report on community governance in scholarly communications, hosted a community discussion on data brokering and surveillance activities, and more – find out more in our latest Friday update.
We share the recording and a summary from this online discussion organized by Community Oversight Council.
In the second part of our good governance series, we propose a framework of essential components for community governance within open infrastructure organizations.
From the first report from our investigation into community governance to upcoming events – here is what we have been working on over the past two weeks.
We invite you to explore and provide feedback on our public, interactive strategic and research roadmaps.
We share a literature review on nonprofit governance– the first part of our series of investigations into community governance models and best practices from the scholarly communications and nonprofit management sectors.
We share a recap from our recent community discussion on financial health, and opportunities to join our team.
We organized a discussion with the broader open infrastructure community on our approach to assessing the financial health of nonprofits in research and scholarship.
We share our annual review for the past fiscal year and recent additions to our team.
We reflect on our work in the past year, and provide a snapshot of our leading activities in our main areas of work, with links to where you can learn more about them
Our Conflict of Interest Declaration and Policy helps us understand the potential influence that could interfere with the independent, reliable, and authoritative engagement we seek with our partners.
We shared our plans to assess the financial health of nonprofits, our recent talk at a UNESCO-hosted meeting, a new job opening on our team, and more.
In June, we hosted a workshop to gather community input to identify best practices in investing in open science infrastructures.
In the inaugural meeting of the UNESCO Working Group on Open Science Infrastructures, Kaitlin Thaney, our Executive Director, shared some of our latest work and plans towards making open infrastructure the default in research.
We present our plan to analyze financial information and assess the financial health of nonprofit organizations.
We share updates on the Open Infrastructure Tracking Project, our strategy planning, the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services, and more.
As we think about a roadmap forward and identify our role in it, we also realize the need to go beyond reacting and think deeply about our aspirations – the long-term changes and future that we would like to collectively bring about.
Our latest update on what we have been working on and what we have been reading over the past two weeks.
Approaching the end of the fiscal year, we are reflecting on our achievements and learnings so far and setting up and planning for the next phase of work.
Over the past two weeks, we explored, refined, and shared some of our ideas and plans for our next phase of work.
Earlier this week, we hosted two question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions to discuss the next steps for the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs) and answer community questions.
We share the recording and a short summary from this online discussion organized by Community Oversight Council.
We invite open infrastructure service providers to express interest in being added to the next release of the COIs.
This is our regular update on what we have been working for the past two weeks, from preliminary investigations to setting up processes and tooling.
From research updates to new stakeholder engagement efforts— here is what we have been working on over the past two weeks.
We invite your feedback on our preliminary investigation into defining open scholarly infrastructure by 3 May 2022.
We designed and hosted IOI’s first Strategy Retreat, a month-long virtual experience involving 19 members of IOI’s staff and governance, where we lay the foundation for how we will work together.
The following is a brief summary of our current plans for COIs, our work understanding the nature of infrastructure, and our initial working models for understanding the funding and operation of infrastructure services.
In the past two weeks, we continued developing organizational processes and structures to enable effective knowledge management and sharing, and meaningful governance.
In the last two weeks, we worked on our strategic roadmap, continued developing ways to work with our governance, and connected with organizations and individuals in the open research space.
The structures and processes governing an organization are critical for ensuring the organization acts by its values and puts its beliefs into practice. We outline our recent governance changes and learnings to be more transparent and share our experiences with others on a similar path.
This is our regular update on what we are working on and what we are learning from, from onboarding new governance and staff to reading about various funding mechanisms,
Today, we are excited to welcome eight new members to IOI’s Steering Committee, our main governing body, to join us in working to sustain effective digital infrastructure needed for open knowledge to flourish.
This post is part of a series where we share more about what we’re working on and what we’re learning, from our strategy retreat to water governance.
One of our core values at IOI is openness, and as part of living that through our work, we wanted to share more about what we’re working on and what we’re learning from each week. Here's this week's update.
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.
Last week we shared a first look at the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs), a prototype designed to provide insight for decision makers looking to invest or adopt open infrastructure solutions. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the initial questions we’ve received.
Today we are excited to share the first look at the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs). This resource is the culmination of research, interviews, and analysis of a sampling of open infrastructure projects serving the research community.
We had conversations with nine open infrastructure providers, representatives of funding bodies, and institutional budget owners to surface the obstacles and challenges that open infrastructure projects face in their daily operations and long-term planning. This blog post shares initial findings.
This post is written by members of IOI's Community Oversight Council on the recent corporate acquisitions involving two library services products: Clarivate, a major academic metrics company, and Knowledge Unlatched, a crowdfunded open access provider.
In this post, we discuss the various sources of data on funding and financial performance for providers of open technologies and other systems in research and scholarship.
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.
In this post, we continue our discussion of funding open infrastructure with our key terms and a general discussion of the challenges in accessing funding data.
In this post, we preview our initial findings from collecting and analyzing available data on the funding of open infrastructure. We will be following up with posts going into more depth on each aspect of this analysis to enhance the community's understanding of the funding landscape.
This post unpacks more about our efforts to identify an initial subset of projects in the open infrastructure landscape to interview and examine, and the characteristics and key questions we are prioritizing in our analysis.
With the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, we are excited to introduce IOI’s first Research Fellows: Anne Britton and Teri Wanderi. They'll be working with us over the next few months to expand and enhance our research to support and sustain open infrastructure.
These criteria are designed to center community, reliability, and transformative influence into our analysis. This post elaborates on those attributes.
Earlier this summer we shared our three-year Strategic Plan, outlining the shape of the work ahead and how we were going to approach it moving forward. Today, we wanted to share more about what we're working on to prototype support for funders and decision-makers.
On August 25, IOI held its first community session on its work to advance accountability and community oversight of open infrastructure. This call provided an opportunity for the public to learn about IOI’s current efforts, including the formation of a Community Oversight Council.
We have worked with institutional decision makers, infrastructure providers, and funding bodies to better understand key decision points, costs, and funding models to maintain, sustain, and scale open infrastructure projects. Today we share the outputs of that work.
IOI is actively seeking recommendations for individuals and organizations operating at the intersection of infrastructure and access in service of communities to join IOI’s governance. This includes those leading work in adjacent fields, communities, and types of “infrastructure”.
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.
The goals in this 3-year Strategic Plan speak to IOI’s work ahead in conducting research to provide strategic support and investment guidance to those looking to adopt, build, and sustain open infrastructure, and putting that work into action through convenings, pilots, and global coordination.
We are excited to share that Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) has been awarded a 3-year, $3.47M grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. This grant will accelerate IOI’s work to increase investment, adoption, and sustainability of open infrastructure.
Earlier this month, we hosted a conversation on maintenance and the labor of open infrastructure, a dialog designed to dig into issues surrounding the underlying labor required to develop, maintain, and sustain open source technologies. Video of this discussion is now available.
Back in May, we launched a webinar series to explore some of the key findings from our research over the past year as part of the Future of Open Scholarship project. Video of our first call on technical resilience is now live!
On May 17, 2021, Clarivate Analytics announced it was acquiring software, data, and analytics company ProQuest for $5.3 billion USD. We believe additional regulation, oversight, and action are needed, and call on the community to join us.
Over the past six months, we've been working with inclusion experts to ensure we are challenging structures that exacerbate inequity in research and scholarship. Here is an update on our efforts and resources created to support that work.
New funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support research and analysis into the hidden costs of open infrastructure. Hiring is now open for IOI's first Research Data Analyst.
This past December, we held the second Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (JROST) Conference. The three-day online event featured over 50 presentations and sessions from project leaders, funders, contributors, and advocates for open infrastructure. Session videos are now online.
The purpose of this survey is to ascertain the support for such a standard and to identify blockers to implementation. The focus of this work is on interoperability and standards that enable and further open exchange of information, knowledge and data across systems and technologies ...
We are proud to announce the following awards to support members of the JROST community, working to advance openness in research and scholarship. The JROST Rapid Response Fund was launched to create a means to give back to the open infrastructure and technology community.
This year's event will have a variety of session types ranging from keynotes and panel discussions to shorter lightning talk presentations and smaller breakout sessions for deeper dives into key topics and skills for practitioners. Here's a sneak preview of the program.
We are thrilled to announce a Rapid Response Fund in support of the JROST community and open technology and infrastructure projects. Awards will be given in amounts of $5,000 and $10,000 with the possibility of other gift amounts at the discretion of the program committee.
Today kicks off International Open Access week. We're excited to participate in a few events this week on how open infrastructure – the tools, systems, and software that underpin research and scholarship – intersect and support open access.
Two years ago, over 85 participants from 50+ organizations got together in person and online to discuss a collaborative, sustainable future for open research tools. This December, we’re excited to bring you the second JROST conference ...
Over the last few months we’ve been in conversation with colleagues in higher education about what they see as the challenges that lie ahead as they weigh reopening plans and longer term effects of the global pandemic.
In collaboration with SPARC Europe, we today launch a survey to map Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) infrastructure across Europe.
We are excited to announce a $70K USD grant from Open Society Foundations (OSF), the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.
The time for a convergence on open infrastructure is now. Advancing the state of research is essential in the fight for humanity.
Invest in Open Infrastructure is excited to announce the appointment of Kaitlin Thaney as the program’s inaugural Executive Director.
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.
The report documents the design, methods, and results of the 2019 Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Providers (SCIP).
View a recording and download slides [https://investinopen.org/docs/IOILaunchWebinarSlides20190528.pdf] from the 28 May webinar to hear about the Invest in Open Infrastructure project from members...
Today we are announcing the formation of Invest In Open Infrastructure (IOI) a global initiative to increase the availability and sustainability of open knowledge infrastructure.