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 findings from our preliminary investigation into supporting open infrastructure for preprints. In exploring preprint services and infrastructure as a case study for how we can support critical research infrastructure, we conducted this preliminary investigation to ask: what is the current situation with preprints and open infrastructure for them, and how could IOI pursue work to further investment and sustain activities in this space? Read our report to find out more.
- We organized our first in-person retreat. The team got together in Catskills, New York to connect with each other and discuss our vision and roadmap ahead. We will share insights from the event soon!
- We are organizing our first Funders Summit, Oct 31 - Nov 4, online! This convening aims to bring together funders, budget holders, and key stakeholders involved in the financing and resourcing of open infrastructure. If you’re interested in joining us, please reach out to contact [at] investinopen [dot] org for an invitation.
Who are we talking to:
- Catarina Fonseca, Sanitation and Water for All, to discuss our preliminary investigation into water utility financing and learn from her experience in researching and advocating for better financing and accounting practices of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) utility.
- Lou Woodley and Katie Pratt, Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE), to discuss our community models brief and explore opportunities for further collaboration.
What we are reading/exploring:
- CERN publishes comprehensive open science policy, 3 October 2022.
- Wolters Kluwer acquires Open Access publisher, 30 September 2022.
- Educopia Institute: Introducing Our Shared Leadership Model, 29 September 2022.
- Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: New data reveals the hidden impact of open source in science, 28 September 2022.
- Gates Foundation commits $200M to digital ID and other public infrastructure, 27 September 2022.
- OpenAIRE 3 Year Strategy 2023-2025.
We look forward to meeting you at the following events!
- VIVO Talks! Why and how to invest in open research infrastructure?, October 13, 2022, 1-2pm CEST, online. Our engagement lead Emmy Tsang will present some of our latest work.
- Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement community call: Expectations for community success, 20 October 2022.
- “Forever or 5 years”: Sustainability planning for Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities, part of an Open Access Week panel convened by the British Library, 24 October 2022.