Invest in Open Infrastructure

An effort to enable durable, scalable, and long lasting open scientific and scholarly infrastructure to emerge, thrive, and deliver its benefits on a global scale.


Events of interest to the IOI community, listed in reverse chronological order.

IOI Community Workshop 1 (Parts 1 & 2)

Sunday 2 June 2019 08:00–13:00 CEST (UTC +2)

Marseille, France, at the Palais du Pharo, Centre de Congrès, 58 Boulevard Charles Livon

  • Open to the public
  • Registration for the IOI Workshop will begin at 8:15, and the workshop (parts 1 & 2) will run from 9:00–13:00
  • Register for the IOI Community Workshop (free)
  • Register for ElPub 2019 (main conference)

IOI is a new group whose purpose is to design a new system to provide long-term financial sustainability for non-profit organizations and projects that provide essential tools and services that institutions and agencies rely on. This workshop will share a first draft of the IOI vision, mission and possible roadmap. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. This session is mainly to acquire feedback from participants on the different components of the initiative before it gets started: exploring the needs to create more integrated approaches to infrastructure and its funding, exploring possible funding mechanisms, and elaborating on what a common framework might look like and how it could serve various communities. View the workshop program online. Co-located with the International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019.

IOI Working Group F2F

Saturday 1 June 2019 12:00–17:00 CEST (UTC +2)

Marseille, France, at the OpenEdition Center, Siège Technopôle de Château-Gombert, 22 Rue John Maynard Keynes Bâtiment C

  • Open to IOI Working Group members only

Face-to-face working session of the IOI Working Group to make progress on the organizational rollout activities of the IOI initiative formulated during the working group’s first F2F, held at the Sloan Foundation in January, 2019. Co-located with the International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019.

IOI Launch Webinar

Tuesday 28 May 2019 08:00–09:00 PDT (UTC -7)


View a recording of the 28 May webinar to hear about the Invest in Open Infrastructure project from members of the community and learn how you can get involved.

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2019 Membership Meeting

Monday 8 April 2019 09:00–Tuesday 9 April 2019 17:00 CST (UTC -6)

St. Louis, Missouri, at the The Ritz Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza

Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. View the full meeting schedule online.

Session 2.1 (3:45pm CT 8 April): Towards Coherence Through Collective Action: Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Open Infrastructure. Panelists include: Katherine Skinner (Educopia) Evivva Weinraub (Northwestern University), Heather Joseph (SPARC US), and Maurice York (University of Michigan).