July 30 - August 4, 2017
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA USA
FORCE11 (Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship)—a global community of researchers, students, librarians, publishers, funders and scholars interested in the future of scholarship—is pleased to announce the launch of its new annual Summer Institute
in Scholarly Communications: the Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego (FSCI@UCSD), July 30-August 4, 2017.
FSCI@UCSD is a week-long program that offers participants
training, networking and skills development in new modes of research communication.
The UC San Diego Library is hosting the event that will take place at the Institute of the Americas on the UC San Diego Campus.
“The research community lacks a forum for coordinated access to training, skills development, and expert knowledge on new modes of research communication,” says Cameron Neylon, President of Force 11, “even as funders are mandating change and the wider world
has embraced new forms of communication.”
Based on proven models in other disciplines, FSCI@UCSD will bring world-leading experts in different aspects of scholarly communication to San Diego to design and deliver courses that will help participants to navigate this new world. Courses will be established
for all levels, from absolute beginners to experts. They will also be aimed at different audiences, including students, researchers, administrators, funders, and information professionals, including librarians and publishers.
Typical topics to be covered at the annual event will include:
Open Access, Open Source, Open Data, What Does this All Mean?
Building a Digital Presence: Social Media, Repositories, and the Researcher
Research Communications 101: Tools for Improving Scholarly Communication
Data and Other Forms of Non-narrative Publication
Understanding Research Metrics
Open Peer Review: How to give and Receive Criticism
Copyright, Open Access and Open Data
New Metrics and How to Use Them to Build a Research Portfolio
Introduction to Open Data Management
Implications of OA on Research Publications
Making it Work: Knowledge Mobilization, Knowledge Translation, and Popularization
Implementing Successful Open Access, and Open Data Mandates
Supporting the Research Lifecycle for Researchers and Administrators
Evaluating New Forms of Research Publication
Implications of OA on Publication and Collection Building
Data Ownership and Copyright Issues
Data-informed Strategy for Institutional Leaders
Maximizing Impact Across Disciplines
Increasing Transparency and Reproducibility in Research Communications
“Scholarly Communication is in a disruptive phase at the moment. Students know the rules that governed their supervisors’ early careers are changing” said Maryann Martone, past president of Force 11 and UCSD professor emerita. “Libraries know the current publishing
and data repository system is unsustainable; researchers know the systems within which they have worked are changing rapidly,” adds Brian Schottlaender, UCSD’s Audrey Geisel University Librarian. “Administrators know government, industry, funders, and the
general public are expecting research to be performed, communicated, and measured in new ways. But knowing that things are changing is not the same as understanding what those changes are or how individuals and institutions can navigate them. This is what FSCI@UCSD will
For more information or to sign up to receive further information about the FSCI@UCSD, visit www.force11.org/fsci
Comment on Location
Given the uncertainty regarding travel to the US and the recent FORCE11
Statement on travel restrictions, there may be questions regarding the location of the Institute in San Diego. The Institute has been in planning with UCSD for some time and UCSD has committed to providing long-term and substantial financial, administrative,
and intellectual support. This support allows us to focus our fundraising on supporting travel for those who who would otherwise be unable to attend, which has been a feature of our work in planning FORCE11 meetings for some years. While the current situation
makes this harder, we elected to move forward with the planned location. We remain committed to working to mitigate the effects of restrictions to travel across the full set of FORCE11 events.
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