The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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At the end of Day 1, we have had 1,300 + registrations for FORCE2021: Joining Forces to Advance the Future of Research Communications! 

On Day 2, we again start the day with a keynote timed for participants in UTC and adjacent time zones: Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO. Her keynote “How open science can help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?” positions FORCE2021 as the first international event to discuss the impact of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science since its recent ratification. This topic is near and dear to my heart, and I may just set an alarm to catch it at 5AM from the US East Coast. If you can’t make that happen for yourself, remember that after the conference concludes we will have recordings of all sessions on YouTube.

The Day 2 agenda includes 3 sessions of Community Presentations, a fast-paced mix of presentations in poster and lightning talk formats. I will be the moderator for the third set of the day. I’m looking forward to all of these great talks and hope to see many of you there!

Today’s Deep Dive is Research Data Publication Ethics with speakers Dr. Renee Hoch; Amber Osman, Osman & Co.; and Dr. Joerg Heber. Speakers will share guidelines developed by the FORCE11 Research Data Publishing Ethics Working Group, in collaboration with COPE, and invite feedback from attendees.

We also bring you two great panels in time slots appealing to the Americas:

Bibliodiversity: Introducing Systemic Changes in Scholarly Communications to Support Equity and Inclusion with speakers Dr. Jean-Claude Guédon, Paul Walk, Director of Antleaf; and Dr. Thomas Guillemaud. Within this broad topic, the discussion will focus on the potential of “a highly distributed and decoupled ecosystem.”

Science on TikTok, WhatsApp and Twitter The panel will consist of short presentations followed by a roundtable discussion addressing questions like How are new platforms helping to communicate science? and What can the science communication community do to support and enhance these efforts? There will also be a Q&A session with the audience. Microcelebrity panelists are Dr. Bamini Jayabalasingham, Dr. Abbie Stevens, Dr. John Bohannon, and Dr. Dasapta Erwin Irawan.

Thank you to all who have been so patient through some technical difficulties with the Zoom Event! We believe we have found a solution with direct-joining links made available before the session. The Zoom Lobby chat and conference Slack channel continue to be the best sources of just-in-time help.

This is a community-organized conference, and we are so appreciative of your engagement! Please share your conference experiences with the hashtag #FORCE2021

Day 2 of FORCE2021 by Jennifer Miller for FORCE2021 Organizing Committee is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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