Welcome to the C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice. This peer-to-peer community of interest is intended to enable participants to build trusted connections and provide knowledge-sharing opportunities. All those working in any DEIA capacity (whether in a dedicated role or not) in scholarly communications organizations are welcome.  

This COP will provide the opportunity to learn from each other, share resources and best practices, hear of challenges and successes, explore opportunities for participating in cross-industry initiatives, coordinate effort, and to speak with one voice to increase effectiveness.

Join the Community by completing this short invitation form where we can collect some brief information and enable you to share your priorities for discussion. You will be notified of bimonthly community calls and be added to the discussion group.  

We welcome those who are working to further DEIA initiatives to join us for the first hour-long community call via Zoom on August 10, 2023, 11am EST (time zone converter). We encourage participation by anyone who has a dedicated DEIA role as well as others with a DEIA remit as part of their role, whether in a paid or volunteer capacity. 

We need your help to fulfill our mission to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications and hope you will join us on this call or a future one. Calls will usually be held on the second Thursday of every other month. (Any changes to this schedule will be announced on the discussion group.)

Please share the invitation link with colleagues and peers who may find it useful – https://forms.gle/zC1r3YfgpXYqzKAH8

Learn more about the background to this new community on this page.