Washington, DC You are invited to attend a public symposium, "The Value of Shared Access and ReUse of Publicly Funded Scientific Data " organized by the Board on Research Data and Information National Research Council (http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi) on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 2:00-4:15 p.m. to be held at the 20 F Street Conference Center Conference Room B, 20 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.
This symposium will examine some of the research, economic, and social benefits that can be derived from providing online access to publicly-funded scientific data, as well as how such benefits can be evaluated. The event will include presentations on the scientific data sharing and reuse policies of the federal government; compelling examples of the value of free online access and unfettered reuse of data; methods of assessing the value and effects of shared access and reuse on research, the economy, and society; and prepared comments by Board members. The symposium is open to the public, but advance registration is requested (contact: Cheryl Levey, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-334-1531).
Michael Lesk, Rutgers University and Board Chair
• Interagency Working Group on Digital Data, OSTP (invited)
• Rod Atkinson and Jan Johansson, Congressional Research Service
• Neil S. Buckholtz, National Institute on Aging, NIH
• Carl Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey
• Heather Joseph, SPARC
• Michael Carroll, Washington School of Law, American University
• Paul David, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
For additional information about the program, please visit http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi
or contact Paul Uhlir, the Board Director, at email@example.com or 202-334-1531. The Symposium will be webcast--see the Board website for online access details in December.