Today we are excited to share the first look at the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs). This resource is the culmination of research, interviews, and analysis of a sampling of open infrastructure projects serving the research community.
In this post, we preview our initial findings from collecting and analyzing available data on the funding of open infrastructure. We will be following up with posts going into more depth on each aspect of this analysis to enhance the community's understanding of the funding landscape.
We have worked with institutional decision makers, infrastructure providers, and funding bodies to better understand key decision points, costs, and funding models to maintain, sustain, and scale open infrastructure projects. Today we share the outputs of that work.
IOI is actively seeking recommendations for individuals and organizations operating at the intersection of infrastructure and access in service of communities to join IOI’s governance. This includes those leading work in adjacent fields, communities, and types of “infrastructure”.
On May 17, 2021, Clarivate Analytics announced it was acquiring software, data, and analytics company ProQuest for $5.3 billion USD. We believe additional regulation, oversight, and action are needed, and call on the community to join us.