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The following organizations are supporting the FORCE 2019 Conference through sponsorship opportunities. Visit this page to learn more about the Sponsorship Opportunities.

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Platinum Sponsors

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.


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grant-making, impact investing, and policy and advocacy work to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit


Gold Sponsors


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.


Silver Sponsors


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.


Software Heritage

Software is at the heart of our digital society and embodies a growing part of our scientific, technical and organisational knowledge. Software Heritage is an open non-profit initiative whose mission is to ensure that this precious body of knowledge will be preserved over time and made available to all. We strive to foster better science, building the infrastructure for preserving, sharing and referencing research software source code, a stepping stone for reproducibility, and a necessary complement to Open Access.


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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.


4Science,, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and a Certified Partner for DSpace, with the longest experience as service provider since 2003 and over 100 institutions served in Europe, Asia, America, Africa. 4Science is a major contributor to DSpace 7, DSpace-CRIS and DSpace-GLAM, and provides support services for repository projects worldwide.



River Valley Technologies

Our mission is to simplify the scholarly publishing process! We are a UK based software and publishing services company with the goal of streamlining the publishing process through automation and our easy-to-use platforms for authors, publishers and peer reviewers.
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Open Publishing Awards


The Open Publishing Awards celebrate all things open in publishing. Hosted by Coko, this is the first year of the Awards, and categories include Open Publishing Platform and Open Content. Learn more and submit nominations at