[open-science] University of Edinburgh announced as host for the FORCE11 2019 conference on research communication in the digital age

Jennifer McLennan j.mclennan at elifesciences.org
Wed Feb 13 10:50:09 UTC 2019

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, October 15 to 17.

“We have a long and powerful tradition for challenging scholarly
communication norms here in Edinburgh,” said Dominic Tate, Head of Library
Research Support, Edinburgh University Library. “Going back as far as the
first Repository Fringe meeting in 2008, we have served as a centre for
dialogue around key issues. It’s our pleasure to this year invite the
repository community and the world to join us for the FORCE2019 meeting
– another gravitational centre for progress.”

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.

FORCE11 Chairman Dan O’Donnell added: “FORCE2019 is an exciting opportunity
to connect the worldwide community with the special energy and passion of
our colleagues in Edinburgh, and the many interesting projects in Scotland
– like the Digital Curation Centre and Edina. We thank the University of
Edinburgh for partnering with us. We’re looking forward!”

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. 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
<https://force11slack.herokuapp.com/>, sign up to receive email alerts
<http://eepurl.com/dv1rm5>, or follow @force11rescomm
<https://twitter.com/force11rescomm> on Twitter.


About the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth oldest
university in the English-speaking world and the largest university in
Scotland.  The University’s Library has been a leader in scholarly
communications and Open Access for 16 years, having adopted its first open
access repository in 2003. The Library’s Research Support Team manages a
range of services supporting researchers and students with publications,
copyright and the management and curation of research datasets.  The
Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is an internationally recognised centre of
expertise in digital curation with a focus on building capability and
skills for research data management. The DCC provides expert advice and
practical help to research organisations wanting to store, manage, protect
and share digital research data.

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
+44 (0) 7903 288 847

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