Biomedical Data in Tanzania: The Need for a National Scientific Policy Leonard E. G. Mboera and Benjamin Mayala, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
11:45 The data-sharing policy of the World Meteorological Organization: The case for international sharing of scientific data Jack Hayes, World Meteorological Organization and NOAA, United States
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,
  Data-sharing in astronomy Beijing Genomics Institute, China Željko Ivezić,
  Sharing engineering data for failure analysis in airplane crashes: Creation of a Web-based knowledge system University of Washington Dan Cheney, Federal Aviation Administration
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 could make the difference Reference Center on Environmental Information, Brazil
  Social statistics as one of the instruments of strategic management of sustainable development processes: Victoria Bakhtina, International Finance Corporation
  Compelling examples Remote sensing and In Situ measurements in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems Curtis Woodcock, Boston University
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 sharing Elaine Collier, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health


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