FORCE11 Active Groups

Annotating All Knowledge Working Group

This group supports the Annotating All Knowledge project, a coalition of some of the world’s key scholarly publishers, platforms, libraries, and technology organizations to create an open, interoperable annotation layer over content.

Attribution Working Group | Comment

This group focuses on provisioning attribution methods for people and organizations for any scholarly products, including publications, datasets, data standards, software, research resources, etc. The goal is to coordinate community efforts and pilot test implementations.


In alignment with FORCE11's efforts to distill commons principles and best practices governing the production of research objects so that they are FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable), we propose the FAIR-DMP (Data Management Plan Principles) Working Group. 

FORCE11 Communications and Marketing

The FORCE11 Communications and Marketing Committee was brought together (in 2018) to help raise the profile of the FORCE11 organisation.

FORCE11 Fundraising Committee

Description Grants In terms of grants, the main role of the Committee is to be a clearing house of information, to keep an eye on funding opportunities, and report on relevant activities. In addition, the Committee encourages all Board members to report activities, programmes, competitions, and other opportunities to the Committee.Corporate

FORCE11-RDA FAIRsharing Working Group

This group will map the landscape of the community-developed standards and work on principles for linking information about databases, content standards and journal and funder policies in the life sciences.

FORCE11-RDA Joint Software Source Code

Software, and in particular source code, plays an important role in science: it is used in all research fields to produce, transform and analyse research data, and is sometimes itself an object of research and/or an output of research. Unlike research data and scientific articles, though, software source code has only very recently been recognised as important subject matter in a few initiatives related to scholarly publication and archiving. These initiatives are now working on a variety of plans for handling the identification of software artifacts.

FORCE2020 Organizing Committee

This working group will plan the FORCE2020 meeting being held October 19-21, 2016 in San Sebastin-Donostia, Spain. We will organize into groups, logistics, communication, and program groups. If you are interested in assisting with the conference plans, please subscribe to this group.

FSCI Organizing Committees

The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles is a week long summer school of Scholarly Communications training courses, 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.

Open Climate Knowledge

Description #OCK – 100% open research for climate change

Scholarly Commons Working Group | 5 Comments

The Scholarly Commons group is collating and synthesizing the best thinking around the world about what is required for a scholarly communications ecosystem, called the Scholarly Commons, designed for 21st century scholarship. The goal is to articulate and operationalize a set of high level principles to govern the production and dissemination of scholarly works across disciplines and contexts.  WG1:SelfCritique, WG2:Principles, WG3:DecisionTrees, WG4:Enabling technologies and infrastructures

Software Citation Implementation Working Group

The activities of the Software Citation Implementation Working Group are: work with relevant stakeholders (publishers, librarians, archivists, funders, repository developers, other community forums with related working groups, etc.) to: endorse the principles, develop sets of guidelines for implementing the principles, help implement the principles and test specific implementations of the principles.  During this process, the principles may also be updated based on feedback from the activities.