The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

Close this search box.

The Future Commons Partnership

Transforming Scholarly Communication through Collective Action


The purpose of Future Commons is to develop an interdisciplinary, cross-sector, and global collaborative partnership that promote transformation in Scholarly and Scientific Communication (SSC) by encouraging cross-silo innovation, dissemination, and mobilization. As such is an extension and development from the "Scholarly Commons" and "Commons" Working Groups.


The ultimate target/outcome of this Future Commons is a set of principles and an implementation strategy for the "Scholarly Commons": core values that can be said to represent best practice     in FAIR research dissemination. The intermediate goal during the proposed time frame is to secure development funding and recruit a sufficiently broad base of participation to ensure these principles have broad support. At the end of the proposed time frame, we anticipate launching a new effort, with considerable additional funding, that will focus this partnership on the     question of the principles.



Deliverables and Timeline

24 months from moment funding is secured

Group Email (private for group members only)



Picture of Daniel O'donnell

Daniel O'donnell

Current Groups


Join the FORCE11 community and take part in our groups, conference, summer school, post on force, and attend other events.