FSCI Partner Organizations

American Historical Association

The American Historical Association is the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and all professions. The AHA is a trusted voice advocating for history education, the professional work of historians, and the critical role of historical thinking in public life.

Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

Confederation of Open Access Repositories

COAR is an international association with over 100 members and partners from around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others. COAR brings together a growing and active community that aims to transform scholarly communication by developing a global knowledge commons that will be more inclusive, sustainable and innovative, and better serve the needs of the international research community. Next generation repositories, based at universities and research institutions (and their libraries) around the world, represent the infrastructure to support this vision. On top of the collective content contained in repositories - articles, data, and other valuable research products - we intend to build new services, including peer review, citation and usage metrics, and a transparent social network.

Curtin University

Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology and Western Australian Institute of Technology) is an Australian public research university based in Bentley and Perth, Western Australia. The university is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 58,000 students. Curtin University is a member of Australian Technology Network (ATN), and is active in research in a range of academic and practical fields, including Resources and Energy (e.g., petroleum gas), Information and Communication, Health, Ageing and Well-being (Public Health), Communities and Changing Environments, Growth and Prosperity and Creative Writing.

Digital Library Federation

The Digital Library Federation is a robust and increasingly diverse and inclusive community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. Our member institutions make the work of the DLF possible, supporting community efforts in a variety of research and prototyping, information sharing, staff development, networking, and catalytic initiatives. However, individuals are invited to participate in DLF working groups and events regardless of institutional status. DLF serves all who are invested in the success of libraries, museums, and archives in the digital age.


dkNET.org is an information portal created to provide information to connect the NIDDK community of researchers with scientific resources. The portal includes access to large pools of data and research resources relevant to the mission of The National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). dkNET is hosted at University of California San Diego, and is supported by NIH NIDDK grant 5U24DK097771-05.

Educopia Institute

Educopia Institute empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration. In all of our work, we encourage knowledge sharing and network building across institutions, communities, and sectors. Our strengths include training, community facilitation, and administrative backbone support services for collaborative communities. Educopia also develops and manages applied research projects that benefit our affiliated communities and the broader information fields of libraries, archives, and museums in the areas of scholarly communications, digital preservation, and continuing education.


FORCE11 (Future of Research Communication and E-Scholarship) is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

John G. Wolbach Library
The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) consists of the Harvard College Observatory, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and numerous ground-based and space-based telescopes and observatories. In 1973, the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University formalized their collaboration as the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) to coordinate the related research activities of the two observatories under a single director, George B. Field. Today, the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory retain their separate identities, each responsible to its parent organization, with combined CfA staffs in six research divisions: Atomic and Molecular Physics; High Energy Astrophysics; Optical and Infrared Astronomy; Radio and Geoastronomy; Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences; and Theoretical Astrophysics.


INCF promotes the implementation of neuroinformatics and advances data reuse and reproducibility in brain research through:
• the development and endorsement of global community standards and best practices
• leading the development and provision of training and educational resources in neuroinformatics
• promoting open science and the sharing of data and other resources to the international research community
• partnering with international stakeholders to promote and prioritize neuroinformatics at global, national and local levels
• engaging scientific, clinical, technical, industry, and funding partners in collaborative, community-driven projects

We support the FAIR (Findable Accessible Interoperable Reproducible) principles, and strive to implement them across all our deliverables and activities.

Library Publishing Coalition

The LPC is an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing. Our mission is to extend the impact and sustainability of library publishing and open scholarship by providing a professional forum for developing best practices and shared expertise.

Modern Language Association

The Modern Language Association of America and its 25,000 members in more than 100 countries work to promote the study and teaching of languages and literatures through programs, publications, an annual convention, and advocacy work. The MLA provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues, discuss trends in the academy, and advocate for humanities education and workplace equity. The MLA sustains a wide-ranging print and electronic publishing program that includes books, journals, style guides, and an international bibliography. Through the Association of Departments of English and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, the MLA also supports the work of department chairs and directors of graduate studies. More information on MLA programs is available at www.mla.org.

Research Data Alliance/US

The Research Data Alliance is an international community of interdisciplinary and cross-sector experts that come together to build the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data. The RDA community works towards a vision of researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.

School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois is an international leader in graduate education, home to world-class faculty, top-tier research, and academic programs that are consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is to lead the way in understanding the use of information in science, culture, society, commerce, and the diverse activities of our daily lives—and in doing so, change the world. The iSchool’s academic programs include the top-ranked Master of Science in Library and Information Science and one of the fastest growing programs at the University, the Master of Science in Information Management. In addition, the School offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, the oldest program of its kind in the nation, and an MS in Bioinformatics, Certificate of Advanced Study with the option of completing a concentration in Digital Libraries, and K-12 Library Information Specialist Licensure.

Social Science Research Council

Digital Culture Program
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

The SSRC is guided by the belief that justice, prosperity, and democracy all require better understanding of complex social, cultural, economic, and political processes. We work with practitioners, policymakers, and academic researchers in the social sciences, related professions, and the humanities and natural sciences. We build interdisciplinary and international networks, working with partners around the world to link research to practice and policy, strengthen individual and institutional capacities for learning, and enhance public access to information.

TEI-C (Text Encoding Initiative Consortium)

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. Its chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics. Since 1994, the TEI Guidelines have been widely used by libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars to present texts for online research, teaching, and preservation. In addition to the Guidelines themselves, the Consortium provides a variety of resources and training events for learning TEI, information on projects using the TEI, a bibliography of TEI-related publications, and software developed for or adapted to the TEI.

The TEI Consortium is a nonprofit membership organization composed of academic institutions, research projects, and individual scholars from around the world. Members contribute financially to the Consortium and elect representatives to its Council and Board of Directors. In commemoration of the TEI community's 30th anniversary, the organization was awarded the 2017 Antonio Zampolli Prize from the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations.

The American Philosophical Association

Founded in 1900, the American Philosophical Association promotes the discipline and profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena. The APA supports the professional development of philosophers at all levels and works to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of philosophical inquiry.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Libraries are enterprising partners in advancing the University's priorities. We cultivate an environment that promotes inquiry, creative endeavor, scholarly communication and lifelong learning. Our resources, services and expertise enrich the lives of Arizonans, and contribute to an expanding global academic community.

University of California, San Diego

Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Today, as one of the top 15 research universities in the world, UCSD is driving innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth and make our world a better place.
UC San Diego’s main campus is located near the Pacific Ocean on approximately 1,200 acres of coastal woodland in La Jolla, California. The campus sits on the ancestral homelands of the Kumeyaay Nation.
UC San Diego’s rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools.

University of Lethbridge

Centre for the Study of Schiolarly Communication
The Centre for the Study of Scholarly Communication (CSSC) is a:
Research Project - provides a home for clinical and pure research in Library and Information Science, Research Communication, Publishing, and Knowledge Mobilization, focusing particularly on work on new forms of research communication in the Digital Age

Training Institute - provides students (Graduate and, potentially, Undergraduate) and
faculty with instruction and experience in developing best practice in research communication.
The most obvious area of training will be in the Journal Incubator, which is a foundational project for this centre

Infrastructure – contribute to the University's infrastructure in two ways: by developing a home for cross-disciplinary collaboration and research in questions of research communication and through the Journal Incubator

University of Virginia Data Institute

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia stands at the forefront of the field of data science by educating data scientists, undertaking leading-edge research and collaborating with private and government sectors as part of a virtuous cycle to take us into a better, brighter future.
Founded in 2013 to address the challenges of Big Data, the DSI prepares students and researchers as part of a data-driven society.
in radical approaches to scholarship and industry engagement.
The mission of the Data Science Institute is to achieve excellence in data-driven research and education through solving important problems and providing the workforce of tomorrow.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Gordon Library
The George C. Gordon Library is an active hub for the WPI community and one of the busiest buildings on the campus, with more than half a million annual visits per year, an on-site café, on-site IT services, and lively cultural and community engagement programs.
The Gordon Library supports WPI’s distinctive strength as a global leader in project-based learning, and engages in continuous assessment and innovation to enhance the library’s impacts on WPI’s strategic goals and mission.