[open-science] FORCE11 and UCLA Library partner to host 2019 FSCI summer institute on open research

Jennifer McLennan j.mclennan at elifesciences.org
Fri Nov 30 10:39:04 UTC 2018


FORCE11 is pleased to announce the third annual FORCE11 Scholarly
Communication Institute (FSCI) will take place at UCLA from August 5 to 9,
2019. With this move, FORCE11 begins a long-term collaboration with the
UCLA Library to plan and present FSCI, and improve understanding and
engagement with the fast-changing world of research communication on
campuses everywhere.

FSCI started in 2017 as a partnership between FORCE11 and the University of
California at San Diego. Now setting down roots in Los Angeles, California,
FSCI is a week-long summer school in open research for researchers,
librarians, publishers, university administrators, funders, students and
post-docs that incorporates intensive coursework, seminars, group
activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants learn from leading
experts, have the chance to discuss the latest trends and to gain expertise
in new technologies. FSCI is transdisciplinary and relevant across the
sciences, social sciences and humanities.

“Working together with the academic community to explore frontiers in
research communications is key to changing practices,” said Ginny Steel,
UCLA Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian. “The UCLA Library has
been actively involved in efforts to enhance and expand scholarly discourse
through openness, and the summer institute will be a valuable forum for us
to consider the opportunities and challenges in concert with the
international research community. We look forward to welcoming everyone in

FSCI courses explore changing practice in data-sharing, authorship, peer
review, research assessment, publishing and more. There are courses for
those who know very little about current trends and technologies and
courses for those ready to pursue advanced topics. FSCI covers scholarly
communication from a variety of disciplinary, regional and international

“We’re so pleased to name the UCLA Library as our partner for FSCI,” added
Daniel O’Donnell, Chair of the FORCE11 Board of Directors and Professor of
English at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. “FSCI is a
vibrant, inclusive and accessible forum for individuals from across sectors
to apply themselves to learn about emerging topics and take them back to
their home institutions. The librarian scholars at the UCLA Library are
recognised leaders in improving research communication, and together with
the wider academic community of UCLA will enrich the FSCI program in
fantastic ways.”

The 5-day FSCI will take place at UCLA August 5 through 9, 2019. Course
information and registration will be available in spring. To be kept
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FSCI2019 at UCLA is online at https://www.force11.org/fsci/2019


About UCLA Library
As one of the world’s leading research libraries, the UCLA Library creates
a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections, expertise and spaces in which users
illuminate solutions for local and global challenges. It constantly evolves
to advance UCLA’s research, education and public service mission by
empowering and inspiring communities of scholars and learners to discover,
access, create, share and preserve knowledge. More information is available
on the website at http://www.library.ucla.edu/about

About FORCE11

FORCE11 (The Future of Research Communication and eScholarship) is a
community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research
funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward
improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we
aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the
effective use of information technology. Visit https://www.force11.org for
more information.

Jennifer McLennan
Head of External Relations, eLife
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