What is Open Infrastructure?

We intentionally use the term "infrastructure" for multiple reasons when we refer to what is eligible for funding. The Oxford definition states that infrastructure comprises the "basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise."

In an Open Science context,  “infrastructure” -- the "structures and facilities" -- refers to the scholarly communication resources and services, including software, that we depend upon to enable the scientific and scholarly community to collect, store, organise, access, share, and assess research.

Examples of Open Infrastructure include those which SCOSS has endorsed to date: