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 share our latest report on community governance in scholarly communications. With reference to literature on governance in scholarly communication and open infrastructure, the piece illustrates critical considerations that relate to governance in the scholarly communication and open research infrastructure space, proposes a framework for a minimum viable system of community governance, and presents key research questions and recommendations for IOI, funders, and other stakeholders who are looking to support the improvement of governance in this field.
  • Our Community Oversight Council hosted a community discussion with McKenzie Funk and Sarah Lamdan. In the session, the two speakers and facilitator Dinesh McCoy dove deep into the data brokering and surveillance activities of giant data analytics companies like RELX and Thomson Reuters, and the impact of these activities on marginalized communities. You can find a recap and recording at this link.
  • We are working on the hiring process for our two recent open roles. Our communications associate role is open until next Monday 12 September – find out more and apply at this link.
  • We are finalizing our year one grant report for Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. IOI was awarded a 3-year, $3.47M grant last year to increase investment, adoption, and sustainability of open infrastructure for research and scholarship.
  • Our Executive Director Kaitlin Thaney hosted a panel discussion on philanthropic  foundation funding at the Open Work in Academia Summit.
  • Our research team is finalizing the draft of the first report from our analysis of the financial health of nonprofits in research and scholarship, as well as concluding our cause research on preprints and Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs) user research. Much more to come in the coming months!
Growing seedlings.
Image by Francesco Gallarotti on Unsplash.

Who we are talking to:

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).

Upcoming events/talks:

We look forward to meeting you at the following events!

Posted by Emmy Tsang