[A2k] Invitation: NRC Symposium on the Value of Shared Access and Reuse of Publicly Funded Scientific Data, on December 1

Uhlir, Paul PUhlir at nas.edu
Fri Nov 12 08:31:29 PST 2010


Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend a public symposium on The Value of Shared Access and Reuse of Publicly
Funded Scientific Data. The event is being organized by the National Research Council's Board on Research
Data and Information, and will be held on the afternoon of December 1 in Washington, DC. A formal invitation
with the summary description of the symposium, the location, and RSVP instructions may be found below.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who you think may be interested. More complete information
about the event and the Board on Research Data and Information is at: http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi.
The symposium will be webcast for people who cannot be here in person.

Best wishes,

Paul Uhlir
Director, Board on Research Data and Information

INVITATION

The Value of Shared Access and ReUse of Publicly Funded Scientific Data
A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM
Organized by the
Board on Research Data and Information
National Research Council
(http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 2:00-4:15 p.m.
20 F Street Conference Center
Conference Room B, 20 F Street, NW, Washington, DC

This symposium will examine some of the research, economic, and social benefits that can be derived from providing online access to publicly-funded scientific data, as well as how such benefits can be evaluated. The event will include presentations on the scientific data sharing and reuse policies of the federal government; compelling examples of the value of free online access and unfettered reuse of data; methods of assessing the value and effects of shared access and reuse on research, the economy, and society; and prepared comments by Board members. The symposium is open to the public, but advance registration is requested (contact: Cheryl Levey, clevey at nas.edu<mailto:clevey at nas.edu> or call 202-334-1531).

Moderator:
Michael Lesk, Rutgers University and Board Chair

Speakers:
Interagency Working Group on Digital Data, OSTP (invited)
Rod Atkinson and Jan Johansson, Congressional Research Service
Neil S. Buckholtz, National Institute on Aging, NIH
Carl Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey
Heather Joseph, SPARC
Michael Carroll, Washington School of Law, American University
Paul David, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University

Panel discussion of invited speakers and Board members
and
General discussion with the audience


20F Street Conference Center
Conference Room B, 20 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 2:00-4:15 p.m.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested because of space limitations.

RSVP to Cheryl Levey at clevey at nas.edu<mailto:clevey at nas.edu>.
For additional information about the program, please visit
http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi
or contact Paul Uhlir, the Board Director, at puhlir at nas.edu<mailto:puhlir at nas.edu> or 202-334-1531.

The Symposium will be webcast--see the Board website for details on December 1.






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