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PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM: The Value of Shared Access and ReUse of Publicly Funded Scientific Data

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
 ( 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, 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
or contact Paul Uhlir, the Board Director, at or 202-334-1531. The Symposium will be webcast--see the Board website for online access details in December.