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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute - early bird ends 21 June

FSCI is a week-long program of intensive coursework (5-9 August) in UCLA, Los Angeles. It includes group activities, and hands-on training around the latest trends in scholarly communication.

As a partner organization of FSCI, all ALPSP members who register will receive a USD$150 tuition discount. Please use the code ALPSP-MEMBER.
For full course details and registration:

FSCI2019 will be held on the UCLA campus on August 5th – 9th, and offers participants 5 immersive days of training and skills development in new modes of research communication. All levels of participants, from beginners to advanced, will find courses of interest.  There are 27 Courses to choose from (see list below) - for more information on any of them, be sure to check out the Course Abstracts.  We also have an exciting agenda of plenary events, and Speakers and Instructors are coming from 6 continents, including experts in scholarly communication from many disciplines and communities of practice. The diversity of perspectives provided by the instructors and attendees is one of FSCI’s key strengths, allowing for comprehensive exploration of the issues in class discussions. We hope you’ll take advantage of this fantastic educational opportunity and join the conversation!


  • Inside Scholarly Communications Today
  • Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
  • FAIR Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
  • When Global is Local: Open Scholarly Communication in the Global South
  • Working with Scholarly Literature in R: Pulling, Wrangling, Cleaning, and Analyzing Structured Bibliographic Metadata
  • How to Introduce and Implement Policy in Your Institution and Still Have Friends Afterwards
  • Help! How Do I Build Community and Bring About Culture Change for Open Science in MY Organization?
  • Scholarly Reputation Management in a World of New and Evolving Media
  • The Scientific Paper of the Future
  • Losing Our Scholarly Record and What To Do About It
  • Rethinking Research Evaluation
  • Understanding Copyright: Vital Skills for Navigating Scholarly Communications
  • Managing, Exploring, and Sharing Data in the Dataverse
  • Educating the Next Generation of Open Scholars
  • Introduction to Open Knowledge Research
  • Laboratory Forensics: An Assessment Approach to Data Management in Research Labs
  • Digital Authoring in Scalar
  • Open Tools for Publishing Education: A Workshop on Pedagogy and Practice
  • A Decolonized Approach to Scholarly Communications: Foundations, Challenges, and Perspectives in Practice and Research
  • Getting Buy-In: How to Plan and Master Open Access Advocacy Sessions
  • Citation Context Analysis: Findings and Lessons for Scholarly Communication Development
  • Collecting, Curating, and Publishing Accessible Mobile and Sensor-generated Research Data
  • Reveal, Don’t Conceal: How to Avoid Common Data-Visualization Errors and Create More Informative Figures


  • Author Carpentry: Writing a Research Compendium and the Future of Scientific Reporting
  • Evaluation of Scholarly Works: Current Practices and Consequences of Plan S
  • Data Citation for Scientific Publishing
  • Publishing Reproducible Experimentation Pipelines: A Hands-on Course

Visit the FSCI 2019 website for more information.


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