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.

Communications and Marketing

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

Data Citation Implementation Pilot (DCIP)

Funded by the NIH BD2K bioCADDIE project, this group’s primary goal is to conduct a pilot project with publishers, repositories and identifier/metadata services, those who are early adopters of data citation according to the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles (JDDCP). DCIP Expert Groups - EG1: FAQs, EG2: Identifiers, EG3: Publisher Early Adopters, EG4: Repository Early Adopters, EG5: JATS


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. 


The purpose of this working group is to create a practical, shared formalism using semantic web standards for scientific experimental protocols and data generated by these protocols.

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.

FORCE2017 Organizing Committee

The FORCE2017 Conference will be held October 25-27, 2017.  The Organizing Committee sub groups will make all the arrangements for the event.  Join a Committee:  Steering, Program, Outreach and Logistics.  

FSCI 2019 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.

Reports Ideas and Projects (RIAP) | Comment

This WG emerged from an open discussion addressing the need, convenience and problems in publishing these documents. One of the primary goals is to present a request for a preprint server to the OSF/COS in order to make it possible for researchers to publish and query these kind of documents. The WG will also review metadata standards that help to describe these documents and address the use identified use cases and user stories. In addition, the WG will review existing efforts and make a set of recommendations that should help to tailor the generic OSF/COS preprint platform to the needs of documents describing projects, progress reports and ideas.

Resource Identification Technical Specifications Working Group | Comment

This group is a follow-on group to the Resource Identification Initiative. The goals are to develop a technical specification for expanding and enabling a robust, community-wide implementation of an identifier strategy for research resources.

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.