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Appendix A – Microbial Commons Symposium Agenda Designing the Microbial Research Commons: An International Symposium Board on Research Data and Information Policy and Global Affairs Division National Academy of Sciences In collaboration with Board on Life Sciences and Board on International Scientific Organizations National Academy of Sciences 8-9 October 2009 The Lecture Room National Academy of Sciences 2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC AGENDA THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2009 SESSION 1: Statement of the problem from the research perspective— identification of opportunities and barriers Chair: Cathy Wu, University of Delaware 8:45 Welcoming remarks and overview of the Cathy Wu, symposium University of Delaware Microbiology in the 21st Century 9:00 Joan Bennett, Rutgers University 9:40 Digital science perspective - From Brains to Mark Ellisman, Microbes UC, San Diego, CA 10:10 Coffee Break 10:40 Industrial perspective: Development of an MTA Stephen McCormack, harmonious with a Microbial Research Commons Exela, Inc., Claremont, CA 11:10 Developing country perspective: Microbial Ashok Kolaskar, Research Commons Including Viruses University of Pune, India 11:40 Panel discussion of Session 1 speakers with other Symposium participants regarding the commonalities and potential conflicts among different groups/sectors 211

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12:15 Lunch at the Academy SESSION 2—Promoting access to and reuse of microbial materials Chair: James Staley, University of Washington 13:15 Designing a semicommons for materials in Jerome Reichman, microbiology Duke University Law School 13:45 Comments from different perspectives and panel discussion Federal Government Culture Collection - The Agriculture Research • Service Culture Collection (NRRL): Germplasm Accessions and Research Programs Cletus P. Kurtzman, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA Not-for-profit Culture Collection - ATCC: A Model for Biological • Materials Resource Management Frank Simione, American Type Culture Collection Legal - Contracting to Preserve Open Science: Lessons for a Microbial • Research Commons Peter Lee, UC Davis School of Law Economic - The Impact of Open Access Institutions on Life Sciences • Research: Lessons from BRCs and Beyond Scott Stern, Northwestern University 15:30 Break SESSION 3—Promoting access to and reuse of digital knowledge resources Chair: Michael Carroll, American University, Washington College of Law 16:00 Designing the digital commons in microbiology - Paul Uhlir, Moving from Restrictive Dissemination of National Research Council Publicly-Funded Knowledge to Open Knowledge Environments: A Case Study in Microbiology 16:30 Comments from different perspectives and panel discussion Web applications - The Web-Enabled Research Commons: Applications, • Goals, and Trends Thinh Nguyen, Creative Commons and Science Commons Legal - Comments on Designing the Microbial Research Commons: • Digital Knowledge Resources Katherine Strandburg, New York University Law School Federal information policy - Toward a biomedical research commons: A • view from NLM-NIH Jerry Sheehan, National Library of Medicine, NIH 212

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Academic publications • Frederick Rainey, Louisiana State University Web information services - Reducing Microbial Data • Entropy Peter Dawyndt, Ghent University, Belgium 18:30 Dinner for the speakers in the Members’ Room FRIDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2009 SESSION 4: Thematic focus on microbiology research and applications in energy and environment 8:30 The Materials Semicommons in Microbial Energy and Environmental Research and Applications Chair: Stephen McCormack, Excela, Inc. Research funder- The Department of Energy: Genome Sciences • Daniel Drell, Department of Energy Researcher - Large Scale Microbial Ecology Cyberinfrastructure • (CAMERA) Paul Gilna, UC San Diego International cooperation - Proposal for a microbial semi- • commons: Perspectives from the International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups Flora Katz, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health Intergovernmental organization - The International Treaty on Plant • Genetic Resources Shakeel Bhatti, Food and Agriculture Organization Institutional design - Microbial Commons: Governing Complex • Knowledge Assets Minna Allarakhia, University of Waterloo, Canada 10:15 Coffee Break 10:45 The Digital Commons in Microbial Energy and Environmental Research and Applications Chair: Micah Krichevsky, Bionomics International Digital research - Microbial Genomics • Nikos Kyrpides, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Digital user - Accessing Microbiological Data: A User’s Perspective • Mark Segal, Environmental Protection Agency Academic journals - The Microbial Commons: Journals and Professional • Societies Samuel Kaplan, UT Houston Medical School, and former Chair of the American Society for Microbiology’s Publications Board Economic and institutional - Mitigating Anti-commons Constraints on • 213

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Global Scientific Research: A "bottom up" approach to instutitional reforms Paul David, Stanford University 12:30 Lunch at the Academy SESSION 5— Governance of the integrated microbiology commons Chair: Paul Gilna, UC San Diego 13:30 Microbial Commons: Overview of the Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Governance Considerations - A Framework for UC Louvain, Belgium Discussion 14:00 Comments from different perspectives and panel discussion Institutional design and Governance in Microbial Research Commons • Charlotte Hess, Syracuse University U.S. foreign policy - International Developments: A Context for the • Creation of a Microbiology Commons Anita Eisenstadt, Department of State International food and agriculture - Options for governing the microbial • commons informed by the need to bridge the 1993 CBD divide Michael Halewood, Bioversity International, Italy Access and Benefit Sharing under the CBD and access to materials for • research Stefan Jungcurt, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada 15:45 Concluding remarks by the Symposium Chair Cathy Wu, University of Delaware 16:00 End of meeting 214