Services & Resources


  • OPN listserv and monthly phone call for OPN members
  • Institute for Open Leadership
  • Accept requests for open policy support and triage those open policy opportunities to the appropriate OPN member(s)
  • OPN web site links to existing open policy projects sites (e.g., ROARMAP, OER Policy Registry, Open Educational Policy for Europe, etc.)

Future (forthcoming):

  • Secure funding to support OPN activities determined by the OPN members
  • Develop model open policies and bills
  • Develop open policy implementation kits with slides and talking points
  • Provide as-needed consulting / mentoring / networking
  • Establish a pool of expertise across OPNā€ˆorganizations to support:
    • updating of existing policy frameworks
    • communication on impact and value of open policy
    • creation, adoption and implementation of open policies
    • customization of open policy solutions and strategies
  • Finding, curating and posting existing open policies / laws
  • Messaging: media / public relations work
  • Teach key policy stakeholders about open policies through webinars, keynotes, editorials, conference presentations and School of Open classes
  • Research: evaluating existing open policies and writing open policy briefs
  • Identify open policy gaps and opportunities within and across countries and sectors
  • Support global adoption and implementation including translation and localization of resources
  • OPN fellows program and/or graduate student researchers
  • OPN meetings / convenings for policy makers
  • Ongoing recruitment of experts and leaders to join the efforts around open policy