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148 THE CASE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHARING OF SCIENTIFIC DATA Appendix A Meeting Agenda Board on International Scientific Organizations and the U.S. Committee on Data for Science and Technology Board on Research Data and Information National Academy of Sciences in consultation with the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science International Council for Science Room 100 National Academy of Sciences 500 Fifth Street NW Washington, DC April 18–19, 2011 Day One: Session One: Setting the Stage Session Chair: Farouk El-Baz, Boston University 8:45 Welcoming remarks Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering 9:00 Background and purpose of the Farouk El-Baz, symposium: A historical perspective Symposium co-chair 9:20 Keynote presentation: Why is Atta-ur-Rahman, international scientific data sharing UNESCO Science Laureate important? 10:00 Coffee break Session Two: Status of Access to Scientific Data Session Chair: Roberta Balstad, Columbia University 10:30 Overview of scientific data policies Roberta Balstad, Columbia University, United States Examples of scientific data-sharing policies in developing countries 10:45 Implementing a research data access Michael Kahn, policy in South Africa CREST, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 11:05 Access to Research Data and Scientific Patricia Muñoz, Information Generated with Public CONICYT, Chile Funding in Chile 11:25 The Management of Health and Leonard E. G. Mboera and
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APPENDIX A 149 Biomedical Data in Tanzania: The Benjamin Mayala, Need for a National Scientific Policy National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania 11:45 The data-sharing policy of the World Jack Hayes, Meteorological Organization: The case World Meteorological Organization and NOAA, for international sharing of scientific United States data 12:05 Moderated Panel Discussion (all morning speakers) Moderator: Farouk El-Baz, Boston University 12:30 Lunch Session Three: Compelling Benefits Session Chair: Barbara Andrews, University of Chile 13:45 Examples of past successes Developing the rice genome in China Huanming Yang, Beijing Genomics Institute, China Data-sharing in astronomy Željko Ivezić, University of Washington Sharing engineering data for failure Dan Cheney, analysis in airplane crashes: Creation Federal Aviation Administration of a Web-based knowledge system 14:45 Break 15:15 Examples where more data sharing could make a big difference Integrated disaster research: Issues Jane Rovins, Around data ICSU Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, China Understanding Brazilian biodiversity: Vanderlei Canhos, Examples where more data-sharing Reference Center on Environmental Information, Brazil could make the difference Social statistics as one of the Victoria Bakhtina, instruments of strategic management International Finance Corporation of sustainable development processes: Compelling examples Remote sensing and In Situ Curtis Woodcock, measurements in the Global Earth Boston University Observation System of Systems 16:45 Moderated Panel Discussion (all 8 speakers) 17:30 Adjourn Day Two: Session Four: The Limits and Barriers to Data Sharing Session Chair: Roger Pfister, Swiss Academy of Sciences and ICSU/CFRS 8:45 Introduction 9:00 Consideration of barriers to data Elaine Collier, sharing National Center for Research Resources,
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150 THE CASE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHARING OF SCIENTIFIC DATA National Institutes of Health 9:20 Artificial barriers to data sharing – Donald Riley, Technical aspects University of Maryland, United States 9:40 Scientific management and cultural David Carlson, aspects University of Colorado1, United States 10:00 Political and economical barriers to Tilahun Yilma, data-sharing: The African perspective University of California, Davis, United States 10:20 Moderated Panel Discussion (all 4 speakers) Moderator: Roger Pfister, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and ICSU/CFRS, Switzerland 11:00 Break Session Five: How to Improve Data Access and Use Session Chair: John Rumble, Information International Associates 11:20 Government science policy makers’ Gretchen Kalonji, and research funders’ challenges to UNESCO,France international data-sharing: The role of UNESCO 11:40 International scientific organizations: Bengt Gustafsson, Views and examples ICSU/CFRS, Sweden 12:00 Improving data access and use for Daniel Schaffer, Sustainable development in the south TWAS, Italy 12:20 Lunch 13:30 How to improve data access John Rumble, and use: An industry perspective IIA, United States 13:50 Production and access to scientific Hilary Inyang2, Data in Africa: A framework for African Continental University System Initiative, improving the contribution of research United States institutions 14:10 The ICSU world data system Yasuhiro Murayama, World Data System/NICT, Japan 14:30 Libraries and improving data access Stephen Griffin, and use in developing regions National Science Foundation 14:50 Developing a policy framework to Haswira Nor Mohamad Hashim, open up the rights to access and re-use Queensland University of Technology, Australia 15:10 Moderated Panel Discussion 15:55 Concluding observations Bengt Gustafsson, ICSU/CFRS, Sweden 16:00 Adjourn 1 Retired. 2 Currently the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science, at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Dr. Inyang is past president of the African Continental University System Initiative.