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Attribution Working Group
Biosharing Working Group
Crowdreviewing 1k Project Group
Software Citation Working Group
FORCE2016 Organizing Committee
Catalog Working Group

Attribution Working Group

Co-chairs:  Melissa Haendel, Karen E Gutzman
The goal of this Working Group is to work on attribution implementation for any research products (including publications, datasets, data standards, research resources, etc.).  The purpose is to collate and review existing efforts on scholarly contribution taxonomies; determine if a consensus implementation, which would meet the requirements for all projects and would include the capability to be extensible from a core taxonomy, is possible; and attempt to develop and pilot test the consensus implementation.  Read More and Join this group. 

Force11-RDA BioSharing Working Group

Chair:  Susanna-Assunta Sansone
The goal of this Working Group is to map the landscape of the community-developed standards, and develop a set of metrics to measure their status, use and popularity, for example their endorsement and implemementation in policies and databases. Progressively, this WG will work on principles for linking information about databases, content standards and journal and funder policies in the life sciences.  Read More and Join this group. 

Software Citation Working Group

Co-chairs:  Dan Katz and Arfon Smith
The goal of this Working Group is to produce a consolidated set of software citation principles in order to encourage broad adoption of a consistent policy for software citation across disciplines and venues.  The group will produce a set of principles, illustrated with working examples, and a plan for dissemination and distribution.  Read more and Join this group.

Crowdreviewing: The Sharing Economy at its Finest

Chair:   Werner Liebregts 
Winner of the FORCE2015 1k Challenge.  The current review process of scientific articles is outdated. Only a few reviewers assess the quality of papers before publication. Many more experts read them after publication, have a strong opinion about their contents, but are hardly able to share it to a wide audience. Academics would greatly benefit from crowdreviewing, a post-publication peer review (PPPR) process in which anyone who has read a scientific article is asked to review it according to a standardized set of questions. The Community is invited to actively participate in online discussions about how to review scientific articles in a good way. Additionally, this project will run a pilot project on crowdreviewing scientific articles using ScienceOpen platform for open access (OA) publishing.  Community Discussion.

FORCE2016 Conference Organizing Committee

Conference Chair:  Melissa Haendel
Program Chair:  Susanna-Assunta Sansone
This Working Group will plan the FORCE2016 meeting being held April 17-19, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, USA. The group will be organized into two groups:  logistics and program. If you are interested in assisting with the conference plans, please subscribe to this group.

Force11 Catalog Working Group

This group is working on designing and developing a tools/resource catalog for the Force11 Community.  

Requesting Community Participation

BioSharing Survey

Measuring the Impact of Research Data


Comments: Crowdreviewing 


BioSharing Survey

Submitted by: Allyson Lister on behalf of the BioSharing Team 
BioSharing works to map the landscape of community developed content standards in the life sciences, to ensure these are informative and discoverable, monitoring their (i) development, evolution and integration; (ii) implementation and use in databases; and (iii) adoption in data policies by funders and journals. More at 
Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions, to help us prioritize our improvements to BioSharing's capabilities in a way most appropriate to your needs.  
Read More.

Feedback Requested: How to Measure the Impact of Research Data

Submitted by:  Alex Ball
We are currently seeking comments on the draft guide. 
"This guide will help you to measure the impact of research data, whether your own or that of your department/institution. It provides an overview of the key impact measurement concepts and the services and tools available for measuring impact. After discussing some of the current issues and challenges, it provides some tips on increasing the impact of your own data. This guide should interest researchers and principal investigators working on data-led research, and librarians and administrators working with research quality assessment submissions."
Read more here on how to participate.


Submitted by:  Werner Liebregts
The Community is invited to actively participate in online discussions about how to review scientific articles in a good way. This project will also run a pilot project on crowd-reviewing scientific articles using ScienceOpen platform for open access (OA) publishing.   Please participate in the discussion.
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