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1 Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship Maryann E. Martone, Ph. D. Executive Director Professor of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

2 What is FORCE11? Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship: A grass roots effort to accelerate the pace and nature of scholarly communications and e-scholarship through technology, education and community Why 11? We were born in 2011 in Dagstuhl, Germany Principles laid out in the FORCE11 ManifestoFORCE11 Manifesto

3 Who is FORCE11? Anyone who has a stake in moving scholarly communication into the 21 st century Publishers Library and Information scientists Policy makers Tool builders Funders Scholars Science Humanities Social Sciences

4 FORCE11 Vision Modern technologies enable vastly improve knowledge transfer and far wider impact; freed from the restrictions of paper, numerous advantages appear We see a future in which scientific information and scholarly communication more generally become part of a global, universal and explicit network of knowledge To enable this vision, we need to create and use new forms of scholarly publication that work with reusable scholarly artifacts To obtain the benefits that networked knowledge promises, we have to put in place reward systems that encourage scholars and researchers to participate and contribute To ensure that this exciting future can develop and be sustained, we have to support the rich, variegated, integrated and disparate knowledge offerings that new technologies enable Beyond the PDF Visual Notes by De Jongens van de Tekeningen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.De Jongens van de TekeningenCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

5 Old Model: Single type of content; single mode of distribution Scholar Library Scholar Publisher

6 Scholar Consumer Libraries Data Repositories Code Repositories Community databases/platforms OA Curators Social Networks Peer Reviewers Narrative Workflows Data Blogs/Wikis Multimedia Nanopublications Code The future is now...

7 The scientific corpus is fragmented ~25 million articles total, each covering a fragment of the biomedical space Each publisher owns a fragment of a particular field The current process is inefficient and slow Wiley Elsevier MacMillian Oxford Spinal Muscular Atrophy

8 Is the current method serving science? 47/50 major preclinical published cancer studies could not be replicated “The scientific community assumes that the claims in a preclinical study can be taken at face value-that although there might be some errors in detail, the main message of the paper can be relied on and the data will, for the most part, stand the test of time. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.” “The scientific community assumes that the claims in a preclinical study can be taken at face value-that although there might be some errors in detail, the main message of the paper can be relied on and the data will, for the most part, stand the test of time. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.” Begley and Ellis, 29 MARCH 2012 | VOL 483 | NATURE | 531 “There are no guidelines that require all data sets to be reported in a paper; often, original data are removed during the peer review and publication process. “ Getting data out sooner in a form where they can be exposed to many eyes and many analyses may allow us to expose errors and develop better metrics to evaluate the validity of data

9 A new platform for scholarly communications Components Authoring tools – Optimized for mark up and linked content Containers – Expand the objects that are considered “publications” – Optimize the container for the content Processes – Scholarship is code Mark up – Data, claims, content suitable for the web – Suitable identifier systems Reward systems – Incentives to change – Reward for new objects Scholarship must move from a “single currency system”; platforms must recognize diversity of output and representation

10 FORCE11.org Community platform – Meetings – Discussions – Tools and resources – Blogs – Event calendar – Community projects Education – Scholarly communication 101 >430 members from diverse stakeholder groups

11 Beyond the PDF Conference/unconferen ce where all stakeholders come together as equals to discuss issues – Publishers – Technologists – Scholars – Library scientists Incubator for change What would you do to change scholarly communication? San Diego, Jan Amsterdam, March 2013

12 Bridging communities FORCE11 helps facilitate communications across disciplines and communities Issues are not identical but we can learn from each other – Enhanced publications Digital humanities + – Dealing with data Science + “What is an ORCID id?”-computer scientist

13 Resource for scholarly communications: People, organizations, publications, tools Upgraded Tool and Resource catalog to be released very soon

14 Scholarly communication landscape: Is there a big picture? ORCID Data journals Research Data Alliance PeerJ, eLife Workflows 4Ever Data Verse Impact Story, Rubriq Sadie Scalar Are we really suffering from a lack of tools? or is it usable tools? or is it tools that are used? or is it awareness that there are tools? or are these even the right tools?

15 A place to come together: Data citation principles FORCE11 provides a neutral space for bringing groups together 35 individuals representing > 20 organizations concerned with data citation Conducted a review of current data citation recommendations from 4 different organizations Will present results at data citation working group meeting at Research Data Alliance meeting in Washington DC next week

16 A place for action Strong sense that we should “practice what we preach” FORCE11 an ideal test community for new technologies and platforms Paul Groth

17 Why is coordination/cooperation needed? New roles and vanishing roles Are there broad agreements that need to be forged? Are the issues the same for all stakeholders? Librarians are publishers Scholars are curators Publishers are archivists Scholars are customers Scholars are publishers Everyone is a standards developer Open citations? Text mining across the corpus? Data: Public-private partnership? Humanities and sciences Developed and developing world Technologists and scholars Institutions and individuals Scholars and taxpayers FORCE11 provides a forum for these discussions  Is there still a role for everyone?  Are we training an adequate workforce?  Scholars need to be data scientists  Where is lack of coordination holding us back?  Can and should everyone be brought to the table for all discussions?

18 Questions for you? Is your community represented in FORCE11? Are your needs the same as the other stakeholders in the areas of: – Containers – Processes – Mark up – Authoring – Reward Are there new areas not addressed in the manifesto? What do you need from FORCE11? – Users? – Tools? – Collaborators? – Advertising? – A bully pulpit?/platform for cooperation? – Protocols and best practices? What can you do for FORCE11? Join FORCE11 now!


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