FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI)

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The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants will attend courses taught by world-wide leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants will also have the opportunity  to discuss the latest trends and gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, and new ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship.


FSCI is intended for anybody who is interested in the developing new world of Scholarly Communication: researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and post docs. There are courses for those who know very little about the current trends and technologies, as well as courses for those who are interested in more advanced topics. Our courses cover Scholarly Communication from a variety of disciplinary and regional and national perspectives. We have courses that will be of interest to the scientist, the social scientist, and the Humanities researcher. There are courses for those who manage, organise, and publish research as well as for the researchers themselves and end-users.



FSCI is organised by FORCE11 (The Future of Research Communication and eScholarship) in collaboration with the University of California San Diego.   Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that arose organically to study and facilitate new developments in knowledge creation and communication. Membership is open to all who share this interest!  Join Today.


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Courses Presented at FSCI2017

  • Inside Scholarly Communications Today
  • Scholarship in the 21th Century
  • Building an Open and Information-rich Research Institute
  • Research Reproducibillity in Theory and Practice
  • When 'Global' is Local: Scholarly Communications in the Global South
  • Starting Out: Skills and Tools for Early Career Knowledge Workers
  • Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
  • Open Humanities 101
  • Data Citation Implementation for Data Repositories
  • Open Annotation Tools and Techniques
  • Communication and Advocacy for Research Transparency
  • Applying Design Thinking and User Research to the Scholarly Communication Problem Space
  • Opening the Sandbox: Supporting Student Research as a Gateway to Open Practice
  • Opening Up Research and Data
  • The Sci-AI Platform: Enabling Literature-Based Discovery
  • Perspectives on Peer Review
  • Altmetrics: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed Next?
  • Technology and Tools for Academic Library Teams
  • Building Public Participation in Research
  • Tips, Tools, and Tactics for Managing Digital Projects in Research and in the Classroom
  • Software Citation: Principles, Usage, Benefits, and Challenges
  • Data Citation Implementation for Data Repositories
  • AuthorCarpentry: A Hands-on Approach to Open Authorship and Publishing
  • Applying Design Thinking and User Research to the Scholarly Communication Problem Space
  • Identifying How Scientific Papers Are Shared and Who Is Sharing Them on Twitter
  • Using the Open Science Framework To Increase Openness and Reproducibility in Research
  • Using Wikidata in Research and Curation
  • Using New Metrics: A Practical Guide to Increasing the Impact of Research
  • How Universities Can Create an Open Access Culture
  • Walking the Line Between Advocacy and Activism in Scholarly Communication