This post is part of a series in which we share more about what we’re working on and what we’re learning. Read our last update.

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On to the update …

What we are working on:

  • We shared our year-in-review for the fiscal year 2021/22. Read for a summary of our leading activities and achievements last year – we’d like to express our sincere thanks to partners and supporters who enabled this work!
  • As part of our effort to build more effective and accountable governance, we developed a Conflict of Interest Declaration and Policy. Read our latest blog post to find out more.
  • On the research side, we have been looking at community governance models and practices in the scholarly communication and open research infrastructure contexts, and in the broader nonprofit space. The resulting memos are currently undergoing reviews - stay tuned for more later in August!
  • We are also planning our community discussion on understanding and assessing the financial health of nonprofits in research and scholarship on 9 August, 12pm ET – register to join us!
  • We welcomed Taimour Azizuddin, Naomi Penfold, and C. Samala as research affiliates. Taimour will be conducting user research to identify better the value propositions of the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs) for our key stakeholder groups. Naomi will be researching the preprint cause. Samala will be conducting a feasibility study on various funding mechanisms and identifying opportunities for their application in the open infrastructure space.
  • We also welcomed Carm Key-Mays as IOI’s Administrative Assistant Carm will be supporting our operations work and Executive Leadership, including supporting the Steering Committee and our governance work.
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Who we are talking to:

  • Nathan Matias, Assistant Professor at Cornell University, and lead of the Citizens & Technology Lab (CATLab), on their work to further community-anchored, industry-independent research.
  • Tania Cohen, the CEO of 360Giving, on opportunities to collaborate on making funding data available and usable for more effective philanthropy.
  • Cameron Neylon and Kathryn Napier of the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) on community research needs and opportunities for collaboration between our two initiatives.

What we are reading/exploring:

A list of highlights below — for a more comprehensive view, please check out the Open Infrastructure Tracking Project (now also on Twitter).

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