FORCE2016 Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsor


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation, and patient care. Intel co-founder Gordon and his wife Betty established the foundation to create positive change around the world and at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Science Program looks for opportunities to transform—or even create—entire fields by investing in early-stage research, emerging fields, and top research scientists.
Sponsoring: Pre Conference Workshop Day, Hackathon Reception, and NW Wine and Cheese Tram Reception (Platinum Sponsor)

Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey — and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.
Sponsoring: Hack-a-Thon (Platinum Sponsor)

Gold Sponsor


OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health center. It provides an uncommon array of services from providing the state’s most comprehensive health care, to educating the next generation of clinicians and biomedical researchers, to achieving breakthroughs and innovations. Its hospitals and clinics serve more than a quarter of a million patients every year with innovative care and treatment models based on the latest knowledge available.
Sponsoring: Demo and Poster Room (Gold Sponsor)

figshare

Figshare is an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, code, images, videos, and more. It is free to upload content and free to access, all in adherence to the principle of open data. Users can upload files in any format and items are attributed a DOI for citation and attention tracking via altmetrics. By encouraging publishing of figures, charts, data rather than being limited to the traditional entire 'paper', knowledge can be shared more quickly and effectively in a transparent, reusable fashion. Figshare is a portfolio company of Digital Science.
Sponsoring: Microbrew Tasting (Gold Sponsor)

Silver Sponsor


Crossref

We are Crossref, a not-for-profit membership organization for scholarly publishing working to make content easy to find, cite, link, and assess. We do it in five ways: rallying the community; tagging metadata; running a shared infrastructure; playing with new technology, and making tools and services to improve research communications. It’s as simple—and as complicated—as that.
Sponsoring: Delegate Gift Water Bottle (Silver Sponsor)

FACETS

FACETS is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary open access science journal will primarily feature research articles, and will also include review articles, communications, notes, perspectives, editorials, and science applications forum papers. FACETS will initially focus on six research areas, including Biomedical and Health Sciences; Biological and Life Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Physical Sciences; Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics; and Integrative Sciences (including topics such as science and policy, and science communication).
Sponsoring: Delegates Badge Lanyard (Silver Sponsor)

PLOS (Public Library of Science)

PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization dedicated to accelerating progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. The PLOS suite of influential journals contain rigorously peer-reviewed Open Access research articles from all areas of science and medicine, together with expert commentary and analysis. Discover PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS Pathogens and the multidisciplinary PLOS ONE, the world’s largest journal.
Sponsoring: Delegates Bag (Silver Sponsor)

Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research was formed in 1991 with the intent to advance state of the art computing and solve difficult world problems through technological innovation in collaboration with academic, government, and industry researchers. The Microsoft Research team employs more than 1,000 computer scientists, physicists, engineers, and mathematicians, including Turing Award winners, Fields Medal winners, MacArthur Fellows, and Dijkstra Prize winners. who work across multiple research areas in research labs worldwide, making significant product contributions and collaborating on external projects that help solve global challenges.
Sponsoring: Morning, Portland-Style Coffee Break (Silver Sponsor)

Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis partners with world-class authors, from leading scientists and researchers, to scholars and professionals operating at the top of their fields. Together, we publish in all areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine sectors. We are one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works.
Sponsoring: Speaker Travel and Expenses (Silver Sponsor)

Jisc

Jisc is the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.
Sponsoring: 1K Challenge (Silver Sponsor)

Bronze Sponsor


Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company working to make scientific research more efficient. Our software helps to support researchers at every stage of the research cycle to ensure they can work more smartly and discover more. Our tools are developed for researchers by researchers who have faced the same challenges and who want to change the way science is done. Visit www.digital-science.com
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

Squishymedia

Squishymedia turns research and data management needs into elegant web applications. Since 2001 Squishymedia has worked with a wide range of research groups, non-profits, and government agencies to build intuitive and easy-to-use research-driven web + mobile applications. Our goal is to advance scientific research through the smart use of web technologies.
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

Intel

Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

Other


PeerJ

PeerJ is an Open Access publisher of PeerJ (a peer-reviewed biology and health sciences journal); PeerJ Computer Science (a peer-reviewed journal covering all of Computer Science) and PeerJ PrePrints (and un-peer reviewed preprint server), which offers researchers a lifetime publication plan, for a single low price, providing them with the ability to openly publish all future articles for free. PeerJ is based in San Francisco, CA and London, UK and can be accessed at https://peerj.com/. PeerJ’s mission is to help the world efficiently publish its knowledge.

All works published in PeerJ are Open Access and published using a Creative Commons license (CC-BY 4.0). PeerJ has an Editorial Board of over 1,300 respected academics, including 5 Nobel Laureates. PeerJ was the recipient of the 2013 ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation.
Sponsoring: ('Best Talk' Innovation challenge/Flash talk)

International Society for Biocuration

The ISB is a non profit organization for biocurators, developers, and researchers with an interest in biocuration. The society promotes the field of biocuration and provides a forum for information exchange through meeting and workshops.
Sponsoring: (ISB Micro-Grant)

River Valley Technologies

Sponsoring: (Live Streaming)

Sponsors

Crossref
Digital Science
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
FACETS
Elsevier
OHSU
PeerJ
PLOS (Public Library of Science)
Microsoft Research
Taylor & Francis Group
figshare
Jisc
Squishymedia
River Valley Technologies
International Society for Biocuration
Intel