Registration is now open for FSCI2022!
Do you have research experience or skills in scholarly communication, open research, or expanding research dissemination? Do you wish to broaden those skills and experiences? Join our volunteer community of instructors and learners at the immersive, community-led FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI), presented by the FORCE11 community in collaboration with the UCLA Library.
The theme this year is Collaboration for Action: Sharing Knowledge Across Boundaries. The theme bridges two primary goals of FSCI – 1) bringing communities together to collaborate on scholarly communication issues in research, dissemination and publishing, and 2) actively tackling challenges that cross geographical, linguistic, disciplinary, and strategic boundaries. Courses for FSCI2022 were selected with that theme in mind, although you will find other topics are included in the curriculum. We strive to select courses that leverage the online learning environment to engage our global community of researchers and professionals in scholarly communication and open research practices.
Courses will be conducted during the week of July 25th–29th. Unlike previous years, in 2022 the calendar is compressed into one week. Each course will meet three times via Zoom on July 26th, 27th, and 28th. Check the Course List with Abstracts to see more detail, including the exact times for each course session. Courses will also have collaborative, asynchronous work throughout the week.
Also, remember that FSCI is more than just great courses – it’s a unique community of like-minded academic professionals from around the globe. Be sure to Join our curated Plenary Events, and meet your colleagues more informally through our Community Events.
Registration Packages are as follows:
- Package #1 – Plenary Events plus 1 Course Ticket – US$75
- Package #2 – Plenary Events plus 2 Course Tickets – US$125
- Package #3 – Plenary Events ONLY (no courses) – US$10
Scholarships are available
FSCI is the production of a wide array of volunteers; all of the instructors and most involved in planning contribute their time and effort and help us keep the tuition fees for FSCI low. However, we know that for some in our community of scholars, even our modest tuition fees are a barrier to participation. To allow full participation by the global FSCI community, we have set aside a minimum of 100 complementary seats for the most qualified scholarship applicants. The scholarships are available to all applicants who participate in Scholarly Communication, with preference given to those who demonstrate active support for Open Scholarship in their communities of practice.
Applications are due no later than July 1 – please apply as soon as possible, so you can get enrolled in your favorite course before it fills up!
Decisions will be made by a panel of FSCI volunteers, and applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of June. If you intend to apply, please do not register for FSCI until you are notified of the status of your scholarship application. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a discount registration code to apply at checkout. If you have questions about FSCI, be sure to email us at FSCI-Info@force11.org. Also, please help us get the word out to your colleagues in research and scholarly communication by sharing this information with your network. As always, thanks for your help in helping FSCI develop and grow, and we look forward to July!