FORCE11 Completed Groups Archive

Academic Authoring/Workflows

This working group, winner of the 1K challenge, will conduct a "Hackfest" in June 2013 to create tools/workflows/documentation on using Scholarly Markdown+Git for academic authoring.


BioCaddie CE Working Group

The goal of this working group is to engage a broad community of stakeholders in the development of a biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Ecosystem (bioCADDIE). The data discovery index (DDI) enabled through bioCADDIE is to do for data what PubMed (and PubMed Central) did for the...


Commons Working Group

Diverse communities of knowledge and practice drive the communication of research and scholarship. These communities, which include humanists, scientists, librarians, publishers, and funders are eagerly engaging with new ideas and technologies aimed at building more effective models of scholarly...


Data Citation Dissemination Group

The Data Citation Synthesis Group is a cross-team committee leveraging the perspectives from the various existing initiatives working on data citation to produce a consolidated set of data citation principles (based on the Amsterdam Manifesto, the...


Data Citation Implementation Group

This group is a follow-on group from the Data Citation Working group and endorsement of the Data Citation Principles. This group will assist with the implementation of the Principles in practice.


Data Citation Synthesis Working Group

The data citation synthesis group is a cross-team committee leveraging the perspectives from the various existing initiatives working on data citation to produce a consolidated set of data citation principles (based on the Amsterdam Manifesto, the CODATA and other sets of principles provided by...


FAIR Data Publishing Group

In the eScience ecosystem, the challenge of enabling optimal use of research data and methods is a complex one with multiple stakeholders: Researchers wanting to share their data and interpretations; Professional data publishers offering their services, software and tool-builders providing data...


FORCE11 Sustainability Committee

Synopsis: The Sustainability Committee met regularly for a period of two months to develop a sustainability plan for FORCE11. The committee discussed the nature of FORCE11, the value proposition of the organization and its principles.


FORCE2015 Organizing Committee

This working group will plan the FORCE2015 meeting being held in January at the University of Oxford. We will organize into two groups, logistics and program groups. If you are interested in assisting with the conference plans, please subscribe to this group.


FORCE2015 £1k Challenge Winner

The current review process of scientific articles is outdated. Only a few reviewers assess the quality of papers before publication. Many more experts read them after publication, have a strong opinion about their contents, but are hardly able to share it to a wide audience.


FORCE2016 Conference Organizing Committee

This working group will plan the FORCE2016 meeting being held April 17-19, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, USA. We will organize into two groups, logistics and program groups. If you are interested in assisting with the conference plans, please subscribe to this group.


MozFest 2013

Your connection to the 2013 Mozilla Festival in London, UK. Check out great conent, tools and projects from MozFest, and let us know what you think!


Nomination Committee

The role of the nominating committee is to help ensure that a high-quality array of candidates is fielded for a membership vote, who will, if elected be capable of serving with integrity and effectiveness on the Force11 Board of Directors.


Open Scholar Foundation

The goal of the Open Scholar Foundation is to improve the efficiency of scholarly communication by providing incentives for researchers to openly share their digital research artifacts, including manuscripts, data, protocols, source code, and lab notes. To that aim, the Open Scholar Foundation will...


Resource Identification Initiative

The initiative is a project designed to help researchers cite the key resources used to produce scientific findings reported in the biomedical literature using an RRID. To date over 100 publications are participating. 


Software Citation Working Group

The software citation working group will review existing initiatives working on software citation and will produce a set of principles, illustrated with working examples, and a plan for dissemination and distribution.


Starting at Ground Zero

This working group, part of the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Library and the Ontology Development Group, and winner of the FORCE11 1K challenge, will host several working sessions to address reproducibility and scholarship communication. The overall goal is to promote interaction...


Synthesis Group Wiki Page

The data citation synthesis group is a cross-team committee leveraging the perspectives from the various existing initiatives working on data citation to produce a consolidated set of data citation principles (based on the Amsterdam Manifesto, the CODATA and other sets of principles provided by...


Textbook Hackathon

Purpose: Neuro-Cloud's volunteer contributors have spent the summer writing a free Introduction to Neuroscience Textbook covered under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License. Force11 has volunteered to host a 36 hour global hackathon to complete the last 2 chapters. The goal of the hackathon...


The Open Scholar Foundation

I would set up a simple "Open Scholar Foundation" with a website, where researchers can submit proofs that they are "open scholars" by showing that they make their papers, data, metadata, protocols, source code, lab notes, etc. openly available. These requests are briefly reviewed, and if approved...