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Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is an initiative dedicated to improving funding and resourcing for open technologies and systems supporting research and scholarship. IOI is fiscally sponsored by Code for Science & Society (CS&S), a US-based 501c3 dedicated to supporting open collaboration in public interest technology through fiscal sponsorship and other programs supporting sustainable open source.

IOI was launched to create a strategic, global body dedicated to furthering a network of open, interoperable community-led and -supported infrastructure to advance scholarship, research, and education. We do this by shedding light on challenges, conducting research, and working with decision makers to enact change. We work in concert with institutional funders, decision makers, and philanthropic funders to better understand the decision points, funding and governance models available, and costs associated with maintaining, sustaining, and scaling open infrastructure projects.

What data is collected and why

IOI does not track IP addresses or user data in any form without the consent and contribution directly by the individual. Our website does not employ tracking software, and uses Plausible for analytics. For more information on their privacy policy, visit their website.

IOI was developed to promote transparency, accountability, and openness in the research and scholarly ecosystem. We are committed to these principles in our research and endeavor to ensure that all information is voluntarily disclosed and gathered from publicly available, verifiable sources. All data collection for our publicly available products has been conducted in collaboration with the individuals and organizations described subject to a review period before release. This data is reviewed and updated annually, or upon request.

For internal research purposes, we utilize encrypted file storage via Sync.com for interviews and transcriptions. Recorded interviews for research are erased bi-annually after research is completed. All cloud databases and other digital data storage utilities are secured from unauthorized access and audited for improper usage on a regular basis.

Your rights under GDPR

IOI is a fiscally-sponsored project under Code for Science in Society, a US-based 501c3.

Under the GDPR, in the event your personal data was collected, processed, and published under the legal base of legitimate interest, you have the following rights:

  1. to access your data: you may request that we provide you with a copy of the data we hold about you.
  2. to request the rectification of your personal data.
  3. to request the erasure or restriction of your personal data and to object to its processing.
  4. to object to automated decision-making and the right to be informed about whether or not your data is subject to automated decision making.

To make a request for information, please email us at data-request@investinopen.org. If you contact us by email, you should expect your data to be sent by email. If you would like it to be provided through another medium, please let us know.

Requests for data erasure related data from public sources are subject to legal review.

How to exercise your rights under the GDPR

Write to data-request@investinopen.org formulating which right you wish to exercise and in which capacity.

We encourage you to contact us at data-request@investinopen.org if you have a privacy related concern. However, you have the right to lodge a complaint to a data protection authority of your choice if you suspect us of improperly processing your personal data. You may choose to do so with the data protection authority of the European member state you live or work in but are free to turn to a data protection authority of the member state of your choice. A complete list of data protection authorities and their contact details in the EU can be found on the website of the European data protection board.

We regularly review this Privacy Policy and make sure that we process the information we collect in compliance with it. Regardless of where your information is processed, we apply the same practices described in this Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, or requests for data erasure or restriction, we respond by contacting the person who made the complaint. We may work with external parties including legal counsel, the appropriate regulatory authorities, and/or local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the collection, processing, or publication of data. . You can contact your local data protection authority if you have concerns regarding your rights under local law.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may modify this privacy policy at any time, and will review with the IOI Steering Committee and Community Oversight Council annually. Versioning of this document will be noted accordingly.