Weeklong Summer Training Program for Scholarly Communications Starts July 30

Do you want to be part of a growing community that aims to transform and improve the future of research communication and e-Scholarship? Then join us for the second installment of the Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) from July 30 to August 3, 2018 at the MET Building on the UC San Diego campus. The program, hosted by the UC San Diego Library, provides learning opportunities for both the expert and the novice in scholarly communication.

The five-day intensive summer training institute is designed to help researchers, students, administrators, librarians, post docs and others navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complex scholarly communications landscape. FSCI will incorporate intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures, and hands-on training taught by worldwide leading experts in various aspects of scholarly communication. Participants will attend courses on a wide range of topics including author carpentry, bad publishing, reproducible code and data, software citation, public humanities and more. 
“FSCI 2017 was a wonderful learning intensive experience. I walked away with specific strategies to share with our university librarians, colleagues and fellow students about how to build my research profile, register Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) for data and how and why the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reproducible) Data principles matter,” said Amy Price, Ph.D., University of Oxford. “The instructors were excellent and everyone was friendly. I would recommend FSCI as a place to learn and stay current at any level.”

Scholarly Communication is in the middle of a systemwide disruption. These changes have affected every aspect of research, from its practice to its administration, to its use. There are new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, new ways of measuring and demonstrating success, new challenges and pitfalls. At FSCI, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, and new ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship.

Force11 (Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship) is a global community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders who study and facilitate new developments in research communication. It was founded in 2011 by some of the leading voices in scholarly communication. Since then, Force11 has grown into a movement of colleagues interested in furthering openness in data sharing, transparency in research and reproducibility.
To register, visit www.force11.org/fsci/2018 or contact Stephanie Hagstrom at sthagstrom@ucsd.edu for additional information. Early discounts are available until July 2. Get $150 off registration when you use code “UCSD-ORA.”