9:20 Artificial barriers to data sharing – Technical aspects Donald Riley, University of Maryland, United States
9:40 Scientific management and cultural aspects David Carlson, University of Colorado1, United States
10:00 Political and economical barriers to data-sharing: The African perspective Tilahun Yilma, 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’ and research funders’ challenges to international data-sharing: The role of UNESCO Gretchen Kalonji, UNESCO, France
11:40 International scientific organizations: Views and examples Bengt Gustafsson, ICSU/CFRS, Sweden
12:00 Improving data access and use for Sustainable development in the south Daniel Schaffer, TWAS, Italy
12:20 Lunch  
13:30 How to improve data access and use: An industry perspective John Rumble, IIA, United States
13:50 Production and access to scientific Data in Africa: A framework for improving the contribution of research institutions Hilary Inyang2, African Continental University System Initiative, United States
14:10 The ICSU world data system Yasuhiro Murayama, World Data System/NICT, Japan
14:30 Libraries and improving data access and use in developing regions Stephen Griffin, National Science Foundation
14:50 Developing a policy framework to open up the rights to access and re-use Haswira Nor Mohamad Hashim, 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.

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