Funder Perspectives on Open Infrastructure

The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) recently conducted a survey to better understand funder perspectives with respect to supporting open infrastructure. Sixteen organizations completed the questionnaire, evenly split between ORFG members and other funding bodies. The results suggest an underlying support for open initiatives and the infrastructure buttressing these activities. This is tempered by reservations about how best to discern and smartly invest in open infrastructure projects.  The full results of the survey are available here.  The ORFG plans to review the findings and chart a defined engagement path on open infrastructure over the second half of 2018.