FORCE2019

Join us for FORCE2019

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FORCE11 and the University of Edinburgh are pleased to announce that Edinburgh, Scotland and the historic Murrayfield Rugby Stadium will be host to the FORCE2019 annual meeting.

Registration is now open with early bird tickets available through August 31st.

The FORCE11 annual conference is a different kind of meeting, where stakeholders come together – or scrummage – for an open discussion, on an even playing field, to talk about changing the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used. Researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, and others attend the FORCE11 meeting with a view to supporting the realisation of promising new ideas and identifying new potential collaborators.

FORCE2019 will be held October 16 and 17, 2019 at the BT Murrayfield Rugby Stadium, with pre-conference workshops at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel on October 15. Please join us.

Our preliminary program is now available (we'll be announcing workshops shortly) and includes tracks on scholarly infrastructure, promoting Open Access, developing new skills, and trail-blazing new initiatives. Sessions announced include:

  • Citations – How open do we want them? (Bianca Kramer, Utrecht University)
  • Essential open-source software for science: Lessons learned in designing a program to sustain the computational foundations of modern biomedicine (Dario Taraborelli, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)"
  • Building a global coalition to "flip" to community-based infrastructure for open access (Kathleen Shearer, Eloy Rodrigues, COAR)
  • Who will influence the success of preprints in biology and to what end? (Naomi Penfold, ASAPbio)
  • Code publication and peer review: A discussion of best practices, technological innovations and recognition (Erika Pastrana, Nature Research)
  • Promoting reproducibility with Registered Reports (Stavroula Kousta, Nature Human Behaviour)
  • Using open competitions to drive innovation and collaboration (Ian Mulvany, SAGE)
  • Text- and data-mining big scholarly data (Bikash Gyawali, Petr Knoth, Nancy Pontika, The Open University)
  • Collaborations to support data harmonization and discovery in the BRAIN Initiative (Alisa Surkis, NYU)
  • Uncertain independence: The greening of open-source publishing (Catherine Ahearn, MIT)

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  

Details on the program and how to register will be made available later this year. To be kept up-to-date, join us on Slack, sign up to receive email alerts, or follow @force11rescomm on Twitter.

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