Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Infra Finder: Increasing visibility of open technologies for open science

Infra Finder is a new tool for advocates, decision-makers, and creators in the open infrastructure space. It is open-source and free to use. In this first release in January 2024, Infra Finder contains a standard set of information about 56 open infrastructure tools and services enabling the sharing of research data and publications that audiences can use to identify services, increase adoption, and foster development and investment in open infrastructure.

At Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI,, we are committed to iteratively developing Infra Finder with the community. In the past months, through user interviews, focus groups, and testing, we acquired a better understanding of libraries’ and institutions’ infrastructure discovery and evaluation processes. We refined our interface design and data collection and validation workflows to be able to provide up-to-date, validated information in one place, and offer at-a-glance comparison views, with links to more granular information, thereby saving librarians time and effort in looking for scattered pieces of information to discover and evaluate what’s on offer. (More in our latest blog post:

With this first release, we are collecting feedback and use cases for this first set of services in Infra Finder in order to further develop the information resource and the set of services covered in the tool. In this session, we will demonstrate Infra Finder. We will also share information about expressing interest in adding your tool to Infra Finder, and invitations for audience feedback and suggestions on the current iteration as we develop our next steps for expansion of the tool.


Emmy Tsang
Chrys Wu