FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) 2023

Attention: Researchers, librarians, faculty/scholars, administrators


A robust and resilient research infrastructure — one that supports the tools, services, and systems that researchers rely on — is essential to ensuring that the research process is as efficient and effective as possible. When research infrastructure is open, it is typically supported financially by membership fees, (time-limited) grant funding, or a combination of the two, and has a community-led governance structure. Open infrastructures are usually available globally but often adoption is spread unevenly.

DataCite, ORCID, and Crossref are open infrastructure organizations focused on connecting research entities and making them findable, uniquely identified, citable, and interoperable. All three are internationally focused, nonprofit, community governed, membership-based organizations that provide foundational open scholarly infrastructure. DataCite, ORCID, and Crossref all have the same core service: provision of unique, persistent identifiers and associated repositories of metadata and links accessible through open APIs and public datasets. Each set of services is centered on each organization’s focus research entity(s).

The three organizations are currently developing materials to clarify what a country’s research institutions, publishers, funders, and government bodies need to have in place minimally, to work successfully with global open infrastructure. Based on these materials, we are presenting a course for research organizations and researchers. In the course we will discuss:

  • Why is it important that infrastructure is open, and what does that openness look like?
  • What options do you have to use open infrastructure as part of your daily activities?
  • What is metadata and why is it important for establishing evidence and provenance?
  • How can you create and use metadata to make connections?
  • How can you increase visibility and trust through the use of persistent identifiers and metadata?

Tuesday, August 1, 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Thursday, August 3, 7:00 – 8:30 AM

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