FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute

FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute


Date: 2017-07-31to
Time: All day
Location: RIMAC Arena, Institute of the Americas, etc., UC San Diego
*Registration is Required.
Host: FORCE11


Want to improve your research commnication? The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week-long, intensive summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants will attend courses taught by world-wide leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants will also 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.

Scientific and Scholarly Communication is in the middle of a system-wide 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 dangers and pitfalls. 

The Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) is a summer school that helps people learn how to navigate this new world. Its instructors include leading practitioners from the world of research, libraries, publishing, and research administration. Its courses range from basic orientations through classes in the most advanced topics. Its goal is to provide a friendly, community-based way of learning about and keeping up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities that are transforming the way science and scholarship is done.

FSCI is intended for anybody who is interested in the developing new world of Scholarly Communication: researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and post docs. There are courses for those who know very little about the current trends and technologies, as well as courses for those who are interested in more advanced topics. Our courses cover Scholarly Communication from a variety of disciplinary and regional and national perspectives. We have courses that will be of interest to the scientist, the social scientist, and the Humanities researcher. There are courses for those who manage, organise, and publish research as well as for the researchers themselves and end-users.

FSCI is organised by FORCE11 (The Future of Research Communication and eScholarship) in collaboration with UC San Diego.  Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that arose organically to study and facilitate new developments in knowledge creation and communication. Membership is open to all who share this interest! 

For details on morning and afternoon courses, instructors and locations across campus, visit the FSCI website.Courses page. The courses are designed for specific learning levels, including for beginners, intermediate and advanced communicators.  Attendees are asked to select and register in advance for 1 morning course (among five offered) and two afternoon elective courses from among a total of 20 courses on a variety of related topics.


For information on registration as well as regular and discounted admission fees (the latter for students), including housing on campus, visit the Registration and Housing page.

*Registration is Required