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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


Designing a semicommons for materials in microbiology

Jerome Reichman,
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


Designing the digital commons in microbiology - Moving from Restrictive Dissemination of Publicly-Funded Knowledge to Open Knowledge Environments: A Case Study in Microbiology

Paul Uhlir,
National Research Council

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

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