What we are working on:

  • We’re preparing for our Funders Summit, October 31 - November 4. We’ve confirmed a list of speakers from 360Giving, GivingTuesday, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Wellcome Trust, Simons Foundation, and other stakeholders involved in the financing and resourcing of open infrastructure. We are also finalizing a programme that aims to facilitate the collective shaping of a funding mechanism. Please email contact [at] investinopen [dot] org for an invitation if you’d like to join us!
  • We welcomed Naomi Penfold and Tim Elfenbein to our team! Naomi joins us as a full-time research data analyst - she will be working on building upon the preprint cause research that she has previously worked on. As a research affiliate, Tim will be exploring the importance of labour in developing and maintaining open infrastructure.
  • As our team continues to grow, we’re developing a compensation philosophy and a holiday policy with the aim of providing additional guidance and clarity around deciding compensation choices and taking leave. We aim to share more soon!
  • We organized our quarterly Collaborator Call on October 11, where our Executive Director Kaitlin Thaney shared our draft Funding Framework and our Director of Research & Strategy Richard Dunks gave an update on our recent research work.
  • Our engagement lead Emmy Tsang delivered a talk titled “Why and How to Invest in Research Infrastructure?” as part of the Berlin University Alliance's Vivo Talks! Series, on October 13. Her slides are available at this link, and we look forward to sharing a recording when it’s available.

Photo by Felipe Furtado on Unsplash.

Who are we 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