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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University

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Wednesday, October 10
 

9:00am

Research published over the last week
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

With thousands of research publications coming out each day, it is hard to keep or even get an overview. I will provide a guided tour around research from various fields that was published over the week prior to the session, highlighting (i) how to find such publications, (ii) what can be learned from them in such a short time span, (iii) how to engage with them and (iv) lessons that authors, readers, publishers and others involved in scholarly communication can draw from the experience. The talk will be given on the basis of https://github.com/Daniel-Mietchen/events/blob/master/FORCE-2018-research-published-last-week.md.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mietchen

Daniel Mietchen

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
- Integrating research workflows with the Web - Engaging the research community and the public with open research workflows - Using open research workflows in educational contexts


Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom LB-207, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

9:00am

Workshop on Software Citation Implementation
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

This workshop will start with a short summary of the work of the Force11 Software Citation Implementation WG over the last 15 months.

We will then discuss the following topics in more detail:
a) guidance and documentation regarding software citation,
b) collecting metadata about software using codemeta and Citation File format,
c) software citation best practices for repositories,
d) software citation best practices for publishers.

The intended audience for the workshop is anyone interested in software citation in general, and one of the four topics listed above in particular. At the end of the workshop we want all participants to have a better understanding of the current state of software citation, the additional work that is needed to better implement software citation into standard scholarly practices, and the specific work that each participant can do to help with software citation implementation.

We will use the Implementing Software Citation session in the main Force2018 program to report on the outcomes of the workshop for those unable to attend.

Please note that this workshop will be held at Hôtel Delta Montréal's Vivaldi Room


Speakers
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Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite
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Neil Chue Hong

Director, Software Sustainability Institute & Senior Research Fellow, EPCC, Software Sustainability Institute
Software sustainability, research software engineering, and software metrics.
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Daniel S. Katz

Assistant Dir. for Scientific Software & Applications, NCSA; Research Assoc. Prof., CS, ECE, iSchool, University of Illinois


Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Delta Hotel - Vivaldi Room 475 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H3A 1J7, Canada

10:00am

Better Metadata: How Metadata 2020 is working to help organizations invest in the connections between research
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

We will engage attendees with a discussion surrounding existing metadata evaluation tools and guidance; and imagine improvements and/or new processes. Together we will reimagine an ideal evaluation workflow for multiple communities, the results from which will incentivize metadata improvements needed to accelerate research discovery. How can we effectively connect mappings between metadata recommendations and elements to metadata evaluation tools and guidance? We will use our previously collected community recommendations and metadata collections as input and show our results.

We will present Metadata 2020's progress to date on gathering use cases and business information to clearly demonstrate these principles; and bring attendees on board to discuss how to maximize engagement with these messages throughout the scholarly communications community. We aim to work directly with participants as metadata evangelists, inspiring them to spread the word to their own scholarly communications communities. This discussion will be communications-focused; ‘researcher communications’ surrounding metadata challenges; and also driven by demonstrating incentives for organizations (publishers; librarians; service, platform and tool providers; and data publishers and repositories) to improve metadata.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Habermann

Ted Habermann

Chief Game Changer, Metadata Game Changers
I am interested in all facets of metadata needed to discover, access, use, and understand data of any kind. Also evaluation and improvement of metadata collections, translation proofing. Ask me about the Metadata Game.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Multifunctional Room LB-322, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

10:00am

Blockchain in Scholarly Communication
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Blockchain in Scholarly Communication – Introduction and Overview
Speaker: Karmen Condic-Jurkic
Blockchain enthusiasts aim to disrupt academic ecosystem - from the way research gets published and cited to funding distribution, reputation management and creation of new incentives. This exciting new technology brings a promise to democratize access to research processes in various stages and to make science more open, both to researchers, investors and general public. But, many problems currently encountered in academia can't be solved simply with a use of new technology and a widespread adoption of new tools will take time and effort. Before engaging in such a large scale process, we need to think about the benefits and costs of having such technology in use, and ultimately, what do researchers really need. Join the conversation!
 
ARTiFACTS--Blockchain’s application for real-time citations and reputation building
Speakers: Courtney Morris and Dave Kochalko
ARTiFACTS will discuss how BC can help leverage reputation as an incentive for building a real-time search, discovery and research index of all research artifacts, not just published articles/pre-prints, for conducting open science.
 
The Scholarly Wallet
Speakers: Alexander Garcia Castro and Michael Conlon
Managing scholarly reputation through assertions of authorship, peer review, and other contributions to scholarly works is under development as a “scholarly wallet.”  Deployed on an open blockchain for science, and interfaced to assertion management systems such as VIVO, the scholarly wallet can potentially assure open, enduring access to the scholarly commons.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom LB-205, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

10:00am

Scholarly Communication Unboxed
All pre-conference workshops are open to those registered for FORCE2018 (limited space, first come first serve).  Sign-up for workshops here.

Elsevier's 2017 acquisition of bepress shocked the library community, many of whom used bepress' institutional repository (IR) platform, and sparked questions about who owns scholarly communications infrastructure. The University of Pennsylvania Libraries responded to this news by making a public, values-based decision to embark on a learning phase to explore alternatives to bepress. This work led us to start questioning not only our own IR but also our entire scholarly communications foundation - because what is an IR, really? While most might center the conversation around library stewardship of materials, everyone's answer is different, depending on what they collect, their mission, supporting scholarly communications services they provide, etc.
 
Penn Libraries, in partnership with SPARC, is creating a new initiative, Scholarly Communications UnBoxed Activities (SCUBA), hoping to help communities start conversations about their IRs and other scholarly communications services. Participants will be asked to then share those findings with the larger schol comm community in the hopes that if we can all find a shared understanding of our scholarly communications infrastructures, we might be able to better support each other in library-owned/community-aligned endeavors.
 
This talk would present several activities to the group, asking them to have a conversation, to engage with one another in re-imagining their own infrastructures and services, and to think outside of the scholarly communications box.

Speakers
SW

Sarah Wipperman

Scholarly Communications & Digital Repository Librarian, University of Pennsylvania


12:30pm

Contributing and Consuming Data Metrics to Make Your Data Count
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Make Data Count (https://www.makedatacount.org) is a project set out to elevate research data as a first class scholarly output. In the last year, DataCite, California Digital Library, and DataONE have developed an approach for repositories to process and display comparable, standardized data-level-metrics (DLMs). In addition, Make Data Count incorporates the data citations contributed through Scholix (www.scholix.org). In this session we will engage research stakeholders, specifically repositories and publishers, in a "How-To" make your data count. This will involve:

  • Repositories: how to standardize data usage metrics according to the COUNTER code of practice for research data
  • Repositories: how to display standardized data usage metrics and data citations at the repository level
  • Repositories: how to submit to a DataCite open public hub for data usage and citation metrics
  • Repositories: how to submit data citations properly in metadata
  • Publishers: why and how to tag and submit data citations to Crossref
  • Publishers: how to consume data citations through Event Data

Our intentions for this session are to engage the community on data level metrics and and equip those who join us to both adopt and promote DLMs.

Please note that this workshop will be held at Hôtel Delta Montréal's Vivaldi Room

Speakers
HC

Helena Cousijn

Director of Community Engagement & Communications, DataCite
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Patricia Feeney

Head of Metadata, Crossref
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Daniella Lowenberg

Data Publishing Product Manager, University of California
Product Manager for Dryad at California Digital Library and member of the Make Data Count team working to provide stewardship for open data and develop meaningful metrics for measuring the impact of data in the research world. Many kinds of identifiers are the connectors in this world and Daniella is working with many partners to make those connections happen... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Delta Hotel - Vivaldi Room 475 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H3A 1J7, Canada

12:30pm

CRediT: Discussing next steps
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

An interactive session to explore next steps for the CRediT taxonomy.  CRediT is a linked data initiative that allows author contribution(s) to scientific papers to be specified, transparent, and present in the article XML (http://docs.casrai.org/CRediT).  CRediT has been adopted by over 100 journals, yet implementations vary widely.  To further engagement with the scholarly community, and identify next steps for CRediT, this workshop will:
  • Start with an overview of CRediT and how it works, including: author, publisher, integrator perspectives; ethical issues; and barriers to adoption.  
  • Use live online polls to gather participant opinions, conduct thought experiments, and identify topics for breakout groups
  • Use Breakout Groups to identify innovations and next steps.  Topics to be determined by participants, and might include: implementation and barriers, ethical issues, usefulness, and application in non-science disciplines
  • Share results from breakout groups  (both during the workshop and after)


Speakers
avatar for Cory Craig

Cory Craig

Librarian, University of California, Davis
Librarian at University of California, Davis. Interested in CRediT, ORCiD, transparency of author contributions, linked data, and metrics. 
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Mohammad Hosseini

Dublin City University
PhD student on research ethics and integrity, and focused on the normative aspects of scientific authorship practices. Member of the EnTIRE project, aimed at creating an online platform that makes information about Research Ethics & Research Integrity easily accessible to the research... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Classroom LB-207, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

12:30pm

Engaging researchers in data management by focusing on reproducibility of results
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Sharing data and code is increasingly required or expected of researchers and that more repository options exist for making such materials available. That’s the good news. The challenge is that self-archiving relies on researchers to make these materials archive-ready, an activity in which they might be uninterested and for which they may not be expert. Scientific reproducibility represents a convergence of the interests of both researchers and data archivists: reproducibility relies on access to independently understandable and usable research materials upon which such work can build. Engaging with researchers by encouraging reproducible research practices presents an opportunity for data professionals to inculcate data management practices. Working alongside researchers, data professionals can help shape the research lifecycle in ways that anticipate transparency. This is aligned with the mission of CuRe (Curating for Reproducibility), which aims to support curation and review of digital scholarly objects for the purpose of facilitating the digital preservation of the evidence base necessary for future understanding, evaluation, and reproducibility of scientific claims.

Speakers
TC

Thu-Mai Christian

Odum Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
LP

Limor Peer

Associate Director for Research, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Multifunctional Room LB-322, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

12:30pm

Frictionless Data: how we can all make it effortless to transport data among different tools and platforms
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Getting insight from data is not always a straightforward process. Data is often hard to find, archived in difficult to use formats, poorly structured and/or incomplete. These issues create friction and make it difficult to use, publish and share data. The Frictionless Data initiative aims to reduce friction in working with data, with a goal to make it effortless to transport data among different tools and platforms for further analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Serah Njambi

Serah Njambi

Developer Advocate, Open Knowledge International
I love working with and in communities! Let's chat about all things open (open source and open data), data quality and data validation. Ask me about Kenya, too!


12:30pm

Publishing Precursors: datapubs, nanopubs, minipub, micropubs and more
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Join this workshop to present ideas for non-traditional publications that precede typical preprint or journal publication. Sharing these different forms of short and rapid early may be the answer to transforming research communication and thinking outside the journal. We invite lightning talks and will address questions about how to author, produce, share and make discoverable these precursors to traditional publishing.  

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Himmelstein

Daniel Himmelstein

Data scientist, University of Pennsylvania
I am a digital craftsman in the blossoming biodata revolution. Currently, I develop a cool way to integrate open databases towards drug discoveries. My favorite color is open: CC BY for publishing, CC0 for data, Thinklab for realtime feedback, GitHub for code, Bitcoin for time & money... Read More →
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Eric Lopatin

Product Manager, Public Library of Science
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David Mellor

Director of Policy Initiatives, Center for Open Science
DR

Daniela Raciti

Micropublication.org
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Kristen Ratan

Co-founder, Coko Foundation
Kristen co-founded the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko). She has 20 years of experience developing new technology, leading strategic innovations, and building community in the publishing industry. Kristen was most recently the Publisher at the Public Library of Science (PLOS... Read More →
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Daniela Saderi

Mozilla Fellow 2018, Mozilla / PREreview
I am a Mozilla Fellow for Science 2018 and soon-to-be PhD in Neuroscience. I co-founded and co-lead with two other amazing women PREreview.org, a community and web platform for the collaborative writing of preprint reviews. I want to help bring an open and collaborative culture in... Read More →
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Shelley Stall

Sr. Director, Data Leadership, American Geophysical Union
Shelley Stall is the Senior Director for the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members, their organizations, and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research... Read More →
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Nikola Stikov

University of Montreal
Nikola Stikov is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, a researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute, and co-director of NeuroPoly, the Neuroimaging Research Laboratory at École Polytechnique, University of Montreal. His research runs the gamut of quantitative magnetic resonance... Read More →
KY

Karen Yook

ManagingEditor/Curator, microPublication.org - Caltech
Scholarly Communication Re-designer.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Classroom LB-205, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

3:30pm

Making Science Transparent By Default
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

In this workshop, participants will learn to create an open research project, disseminate findings through preprint communities, address bias in research planning, and create communities of practice to engage a wider audience through shared goals.

We will begin with an ideal end in mind: a fully open research report disseminated and improved through an open preprint platform. Backing up the assertions and discoveries from that preprint are fully open and FAIR data, analysis code, and research materials. Underlying the whole project is a persistent, preregistered analysis plan that helps to improve planning and address sources of bias in data collection and analysis. Finally, participants will plan a community-building campaign that takes advantage of our open source tools.

To prepare for the workshop, sign up for an account at https://osf.io. Materials will be provided here: https://osf.io/sfzxc/ 
About COS: The Center for Open Science is a non-profit technology and culture change company whose mission is to increase the transparency and reproducibility in scientific research. We achieve this mission through meta-science to discover barriers to reproducibility, advocacy for solutions to change norms and incentives in the scientific community, and infrastructure to enable an open research workflow, the OSF.

Speakers
avatar for David Mellor

David Mellor

Director of Policy Initiatives, Center for Open Science


3:30pm

Measuring and Mapping Data Reuse: An Interactive Workshop on Metrics for Data
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Though researchers are increasingly sharing their data, and both funders and publishers have adopted policies requiring data sharing, little work has been done to determine what actually happens to shared data. Are they being reused, and if so, by whom and for what purpose? Knowing how, why, and to what extent datasets are reused could inform curation decisions and help reward researchers who share high value datasets. While data citation provides a potential mechanism for tracking data reuse, the uptake of data citation has thus far been relatively low, and systems do not yet exist to easily track data citations. This workshop will provide an overview of some of the existing challenges in characterizing data reuse, as well as engage attendees in brainstorming potential solutions that research communities could adopt to facilitate measuring and mapping data reuse.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Federer

Lisa Federer

Data Science and Open Science Librarian, NIH


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Multifunctional Room LB-322, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

3:30pm

OA Book Metrics Roundtable
Springer Nature is hosting a roundtable at the pre-conference workshop for FORCE2018 in Montreal on 10 October, to discuss metrics for open access books.  The registration page is here:           https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/journals-books/books/force2018

The roundtable is open to any attendees of the FORCE2018 conference who are book authors and librarians - preferably with open access experience. We have also invited a Canadian-based publisher and a metrics expert. Agata Morka, Senior Manager for open access books, will be chairing the roundtable discussion, which will look at:

-Why does measurement matter?
-How are OA book authors measuring the impact of their work?
-What are the main challenges in getting access to information on OA book metrics?
-How and why should publishers encourage increased engagement with OA book metrics?

Register for this workshop here: https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/journals-books/books/force2018

Please note that this workshop will be held at Hôtel Delta Montréal's Vivaldi Room

Speakers
AM

Agata Morka

Springer Nature


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Delta Hotel - Vivaldi Room 475 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H3A 1J7, Canada

3:30pm

Our Community Is Moving a Mountain: Open and FAIR Data in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences
All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Different stakeholders, different motivations, different funding models, with one common goal that scientific advancement requires well-documented, and easily discoverable data (and other research objects) that are reusable.  The Earth, space and environmental sciences (ESES) has established a coalition of journals, repositories and infrastructure convened by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to develop common practices and policies that ensure data supporting a publication meets this common goal of data reusability.

This project is focused on using existing, proven guidance from communities such as FORCE11 to adopt across an entire domain.  In this session we will provide an overview of how FORCE11’s recommendations provided solutions to the ESES community, how we developed our Commitment Statement and Implementation Guidelines, the challenges we had to overcome to stay on target, and our plans for implementation internationally.  

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Stall

Shelley Stall

Sr. Director, Data Leadership, American Geophysical Union
Shelley Stall is the Senior Director for the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members, their organizations, and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Classroom LB-205, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada