The structures and processes governing an organization are critical for ensuring the organization acts by its values and puts its beliefs into practice. We outline our recent governance changes and learnings to be more transparent and share our experiences with others on a similar path.
Today, we are excited to welcome eight new members to IOI’s Steering Committee, our main governing body, to join us in working to sustain effective digital infrastructure needed for open knowledge to flourish.
On August 25, IOI held its first community session on its work to advance accountability and community oversight of open infrastructure. This call provided an opportunity for the public to learn about IOI’s current efforts, including the formation of a Community Oversight Council.
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”.
Over the past six months, we've been working with inclusion experts to ensure we are challenging structures that exacerbate inequity in research and scholarship. Here is an update on our efforts and resources created to support that work.