FORCE2017 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: Travel Fellowships (Platinum Sponsor)

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Founded in 1934 by industrialist Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor.
Sponsoring: (Platinum Sponsor)

Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Our Scientific & Academic Research Business is committed to helping improve the quality and impact of the world’s research. Every day we aim to find solutions to the most pressing problems facing the research community and help researchers turn new ideas into innovative solutions, faster. Our innovative analytics and workflow solutions will increase efficiencies across the entire research lifecycle; from idea to experiment, to peer review, to publication, dissemination and assessment, through our market leading brands: Web of Science, EndNote, ScholarOne, Publons Reviewer Recognition Service, InCites, Essential Science Indicators (ESI), Journal of Citation Reports (JCR), and Converis.
Sponsoring: Morning Break (Platinum Sponsor)

Gold Sponsor


PLOS

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 journals – PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLOS Pathogens – contain rigorously peer-reviewed Open Access research articles from all areas of science and medicine, together with expert commentary and analysis. In addition to journals, the organization advances innovations in scientific publishing through Collections, Communities and The PLOS Blog Network. Founded to catalyze a revolution in scientific publishing by demonstrating the value and feasibility of Open Access publication, PLOS is committed to innovative and forward-looking solutions to scientific communication.
Sponsoring: Delegates Bag (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. Ask us about Content Registration with persistent identifiers for linking, Similarity Check for editorial originality, Crossmark for updates and retractions, integrating 85 million metadata records through APIs and Search, and about Event Data for what’s happening outside of the formal literature. We work by 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 Badge Lanyard (Silver Sponsor)

Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko)

Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) is a mission-driven nonprofit that creates community-driven solutions improve the speed, reproducibility, and accessibility of research. Through modern open source web technologies and expert services, Coko is systematically replacing the existing research communication systems with open and standards-compliant infrastructure. Coko’s digital-first platforms move research communication beyond legacy print-based workflows and reduce the time it takes to share knowledge, including data, conference materials, micropublications and preprints, alongside traditional journals and books. Coko’s approach is to mobilize communities with similar goals to collaborate in building open source solutions.
Sponsoring: WIFI for the Building (Silver Sponsor)

Springer Nature

Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, making ideas and information accessible around the world, and leading the way on open research. We offer researchers and their funders open access options in journals, books and sharing research data. We make academic research freely accessible and discoverable through partnerships, innovation and collaboration with communities across science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.
Sponsoring: Hack-a-Thon (Silver Sponsor)

SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is a leading independent, academic and professional publisher of innovative, high-quality content. With over 1,500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., we publish more than 1,000 journals and over 800 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. A founding member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, SAGE has published open access journals for a number of years with the goal of disseminating vital research to the broadest community. SAGE’s mission is founded in the belief that education is intrinsically valuable, and the dissemination of useable knowledge is key in building a healthy society.
Sponsoring: Morning Break (Silver Sponsor)

Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, Scival, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries.
Sponsoring: Prizes: Best Demo Winners (Silver Sponsor)

Bronze Sponsor


Hindawi

Hindawi is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, fully Open Access journals. Built on an ethos of openness, we are passionate about working with the global academic community to promote open scholarly research to the world.
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

F1000

F1000 – (R)evolution in science communication. F1000 is a suite of tools and services for researchers with the aim of changing the way science is communicated. F1000Workspace is an innovative reference manager with writing, collaboration and discovery tools, F1000Prime is a unique expert-led article recommendation database and F1000Research is our Open Science publishing platform.
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

FACETS (on behalf of Canadian Science Publishing)

FACETS is Canada’s first multidisciplinary open access science journal. FACETS is published by Canadian Science Publishing.
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

Figshare

Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions in North America and internationally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. For more information, visit http://figshare.com and follow @figshare on Twitter.
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

KULA: knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal, meant to encourage the formation of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars studying human knowledge processes through the ages, concerned to understand their role in the full sweep of human civilizations, and to project them into the future from both humanistic and technological perspectives. KULA has no author publication charges and articles will be published on a continuous basis.

KULA derives its name from the Sanskrit word meaning “community.” Kula is also a reference to the Pacific Rim Terrane called the “Kula Plate” from which Vancouver Island, Canada was formed millions of years ago and is where KULA is based at the University Libraries of the University of Victoria.
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

DataCite - International Citation Initiative e.V.

DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization providing persistent identifiers (DOIs) for the research community. Our goal is to help the community create, find, use, connect, and track research outputs with confidence. DataCite works on several fronts to achieve this goal. We support the creation and allocation of DOIs and accompanying metadata. We provide services that support the enhanced search and discovery of research content. And we promote data citation and advocacy through our community-building efforts and responsive communication and outreach materials.
Sponsoring: (Bronze Sponsor)

Donation


GigaScience

GigaScience aims to revolutionize publishing by promoting reproducibility of analyses and data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. As an open access and open-data journal, we publish ALL research objects (data, software tools and workflows) from 'big data' studies across the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. These resources are managed using the FAIR Principles for scientific data management and stewardship that state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
To achieve our goals, the journal has a novel publication format: one that links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources. GigaDB provides a direct link between the published manuscript and the relevant supporting data. We have also built GigaGalaxy, a Galaxy-based data analysis platform to host computational methods and workflows, maximizing use of the data, tools and workflows in our papers in a more accessible and reproducible environment.
Our scope covers not just 'omic' type data and the fields of high-throughput biology currently serviced by large public repositories, but also the growing range of more difficult-to-access data, such as imaging, neuroscience, ecology, cohort data, systems biology and other new types of large-scale shareable data.
Sponsoring: (Donation)

Hackathon Participant Registrations


Software Sustainability Institute

The Software Sustainability Institute is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and Southampton, working to enable the efficient and effective use of software to tackle both the grand challenges that push the boundaries of human knowledge and regular day-to-day research software tasks. The Institute has built a network of Fellows from across research disciplines advocating for better use and recognition of software, championed research software and software career paths to stakeholders including supporting the UK Research Software Engineer Association, worked directly with research projects to improve their codes, published guides on all aspects of software sustainability, and organised training events for thousands of learners as a partner in Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry. Our mission is to cultivate better, more sustainable, research software to enable world-class research (“Better software, better research”).
Sponsoring: (Hackathon Participant Registrations)

In Kind Donation: Staff Resources


ORCID

ORCID is a nonprofit helping create a world in which all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders, and time.
Sponsoring: (In Kind Donation: Staff Resources)

Live Streaming


River Valley Technologies

Our mission is to simplify the scholarly publishing process! We are a UK based software and publishing services company with the goal of streamlining the publishing process through automation and our easy-to-use platforms for authors, publishers and peer reviewers.
Sponsoring: (Live Streaming)

Other


LMD

LMD IS A MACHINE TOOL COMPANY IN INDIA
Sponsoring: (Other)

Travel Award


PeerJ

PeerJ is an Open Access publisher of two peer-reviewed journals and a preprint server. PeerJ is based in San Diego, CA and the 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). Everything is immediately available—to read, download, redistribute, include in databases and otherwise use—without cost to anyone, anywhere, subject only to the condition that the original authors and source are properly attributed. 
Sponsoring: (Travel Award)

Travel Fellowships


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: (Travel Fellowships)

Sponsors

ORCID
Crossref
Hindawi
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
F1000
Digital Science
PLOS
FACETS (on behalf of Canadian Science Publishing)
Figshare
PeerJ
KULA: knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies
Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko)
Springer Nature
SAGE Publishing
GigaScience
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
DataCite - International Citation Initiative e.V.
River Valley Technologies
Elsevier
Clarivate Analytics
Software Sustainability Institute
LMD