The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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The following organizations are supporting the FORCE11 through funding sponsorship opportunities in support  of the  2018 FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) and FORCE2018.    Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.



Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Founded in 1934 by industrialist Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor.


Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) is a high profile, high priority multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral initiative at McGill University made possible with support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Quebec’s Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (MESI), and the Fonds de recherche du Quebec (FRQSFRQSC and FRQNT). HBHL builds on McGill’s scientific excellence and global leadership in areas of neuroscience that hold the greatest promise for delivering implementable, clinically effective outcomes in brain and mental health. It aims to transform many brain disorders from terminal or life-long afflictions to treatable, even curable, conditions.




Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation, and patient care. Intel co-founder Gordon and his wife Betty established the foundation to create positive change around the world and at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Science Program looks for opportunities to transform—or even create—entire fields by investing in early-stage research, emerging fields, and top research scientists.


Spriger Nature

Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, making ideas and information accessible around the world, and leading the way on open research. We offer researchers and their funders open access options in journals, books and sharing research data. We make academic research freely accessible and discoverable through partnerships, innovation and collaboration with communities across science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.





eLife is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists. Our mission is to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science.



Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.  Learn more about Elsevier at


Digital Science

At Digital Science we believe that new challenges facing research need a new approach. That's why we invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open, efficient and effective. Our portfolio includes admired brands including AltmetricDimensionsFigshareReadCube and Overleaf. We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference. 


PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization dedicated to accelerating progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. The PLOS suite of journals – PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLOS Pathogens – contain rigorously peer-reviewed Open Access research articles from all areas of science and medicine, together with expert commentary and analysis. In addition to journals, the organization advances innovations in scientific publishing through Collections, Communities and The PLOS Blog Network. Founded to catalyze a revolution in scientific publishing by demonstrating the value and feasibility of Open Access publication, PLOS is committed to innovative and forward-looking solutions to scientific communication.

FORCE 2018 Reception Sponsor


In partnership with Canadian libraries and scholarly publishers, Érudit works toward the digital dissemination of academic and cultural publications in the humanities and social sciences. Érudit is an interuniversity consortium made up of the University of Montreal, Laval University and the University of Quebec at Montreal. It receives support from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture. Since 2014, Érudit has been recognized as a major science initiative by the Canadian Fund for Innovation.




Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess.
We’re a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better. We rally the community; tag and share metadata; run an open infrastructure; play with technology; and make tools and services—all to help put scholarly content in context.
It’s as simple—and as complicated—as that.




GigaScience aims to revolutionize publishing by promoting reproducibility of analyses and data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. As an open access and open-data journal, we publish ALL research objects (data, software tools and workflows) from 'big data' studies across the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. These resources are managed using the FAIR Principles for scientific data management and stewardship that state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.


F1000 works with Researchers, Funders and Institutions to improve the way research is communicated. Discover the articles of greatest relevance to you with F1000Prime. Explore F1000Workspace to work, share and write effortlessly with your colleagues across the globe. Submit to F1000Research to publish fast, openly and without restrictions.



KULA is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, encouraging the formation of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars studying human knowledge processes through the ages, understanding their role in human civilizations, and projecting them into the future from both humanistic and technological perspectives.

Research Square

Research Square is a mission-driven business focused on making research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. We do this by developing innovative software and services for the global research and publishing community. Research Square is also the parent company of American Journal Experts (AJE), which provides a comprehensive suite of language editing and author services to help researchers communicate their work. Research Square’s extensive research and publishing experience has enabled us to support over 550,000 manuscripts from researchers in 186 countries. 


The Neuro

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro – is a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care. Since its founding in 1934 by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro has grown to be the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical center in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. The seamless integration of research, patient care, and training of the world’s top minds make The Neuro uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the understanding and treatment of nervous system disorders. The Montreal Neurological Institute is a McGill University research and teaching institute. The Montreal Neurological Hospital is part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. For more information, please visit




University of Virginia Data Science Institute 

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia stands at the forefront of the field of data science by educating data scientists, undertaking leading-edge research and collaborating with private and government sectors as part of a virtuous cycle to take us into a better, brighter future. Founded in 2013 to address the challenges of Big Data, the DSI prepares students and researchers as part of a data-driven society. 



Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing Talent, generating Insights and forging Connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.  Created by an act of Canada’s Parliament in 1977, SSHRC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Science.  We support research and talent that are central to quality of life and innovation.