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Symposium on International Scientific Data Sharing, April 18-19, Washington DC

The Board of Research Data and Information (BRDI) at the U.S. National Academies is co-sponsoring a free two-day symposium on April 18-19 on international scientific data sharing, with focus on developing countries. I’ve reproduced the announcement, agenda, and pointer to registration below. This is a great opportunity to take an in-depth look at a range of developments and policy issues that have gotten limited visibility in many of the recent conversations about scientific data sharing.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI
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Dear colleague:

You are cordially invited to attend the public symposium on The Case for International Scientific Data Sharing: A Focus on Developing Countries .The event is being organized jointly by the Board on International Scientific Organizations, the Board on Research Data and Information, and the International Council for Science’s Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in Science. This symposium will be held on April 18-19, 2011, in Washington, DC, at the National Academies Keck Center located at 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. A formal invitation with the summary description of the symposium, the exact location, and RSVP instructions may be found below.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who you think may be interested. Registrations will be honored on a first-come-first-served basis. More complete information about the event is available at: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/PGA_061353

Best wishes,

Kathie Bailey-Mathae, Director, Board on International Scientific Organizations (KBailey-Mathae@nas.edu)

Paul F. Uhlir, Director, Board on Research Data and Information (PUhlir@nas.edu)

The Case for International Scientific Data Sharing: A Focus on Developing Countries

INVITATION


The Case for International Scientific Data Sharing:

A Focus on Developing Countries
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM


Organized jointly by the

Board on International Scientific Organizations
Board on Research Data and Information

in collaboration with

Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in Science
(http://www.nationalacademies.org/biso)

Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19, 2011

Commencing at 8:45 a.m.

National Academies Keck Center, Room 100

500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC

“The Case for International Scientific Data Sharing: A Focus on Developing Countries” is an international symposium organized by the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO), the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), and the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS).

The symposium will examine the importance of international scientific data sharing; scientific data sharing policies in developing countries; how to improve data access and use; and more.

The symposium is intended for all interested scientists and decision makers from Federal agencies in Washington, DC, policy makers from Capitol Hill, scientists and students from local universities, members of the media, and members of the public. Admission is free, but space is limited.

The symposium is open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Contact Cheryl Levey, clevey or call 202-334-1531 to register.

National Academies Keck Center, Room 100

500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

Monday, April 18, 2011, 8:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration

is requested due to space limitations.

RSVP to Cheryl Levey at
clevey@nas.edu

For additional information about the program, please visit

http://www.nationalacademies.org/biso
or contact Kathie Bailey-Mathae at KBailey-Mathae@nas.edu or 202-334-2606
or Paul Uhlir at puhlir@nas.edu or 202-334-1531.

ARL Guide on NSF Data Sharing Policy

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a new resource for libraries supporting the recently revised NSF Data Sharing Policy. The Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy, by Patricia Hswe and Ann Holt, is a set of Web-based resources that introduces and explains the policy. Hswe and Holt also offer advice for library professionals who work with researchers seeking funding and provide links to a range of resources that have been created by ARL member libraries and others.

The Guide’s authors are actively seeking information on additional resources libraries are creating. The Google group, ARL Data Sharing Support Group, has been established as a contact point for librarians interested in sharing and exchanging information on their efforts to advance and support researchers creating data management and sharing plans. Individuals can join the group by emailing http://groups.google.com/group/arl-data-sharing-support-group/.

The Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy is freely accessible at http://www.arl.org/rtl/eresearch/escien/nsf/index.shtml.

For more information, contact:
Karla Strieb
Association of Research Libraries
202-296-2296
karla@arl.org

EDUCAUSE Live! Webcast 9/1/2010 on Princeton DataSpace for Research Data

Serge Goldstein of Princeton will be speaking on the institution’s DataSpacemodel for preserving and sharing research data on an EDUCAUSE webcast on September 1, 2010. This will offer a look at another major research university’s evolving strategy for addressing data stewardship and the emerging requirements from research funders. I’ve reproduced the EDUCAUSE announcement below; note that they require registration, and (virtual) space on these sessions is limited and often fills up. These sessions are also archived for replay.

The EDUCAUSE Live! webcasts are a wonderful resource that should be of very broad interest to CNI News readers; normally, we don’t cross-post their announcements unless they are very closely related to CNI’s program as this one is, so you may want to directly subscribe to their announcement list.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI
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EDUCAUSE Live! Web Seminar

September 1- DataSpace: A Funding and Operational Model for Long-Term Preservation and Sharing of Research Data

Speakers:

Serge Goldstein, Associate CIO and Director of Academic Services, Princeton University

Date: September 1, 2010 Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT). International participants: You may wish to visit this external time-conversion website to calculate the start time in your time zone. Abstract: Princeton University has developed a business model for managing research data on a long-term basis, a capability soon to be required for all NSF grants. Join us to learn about the model, including how you can replicate it on your campus, during this free, hour-long web seminar, “DataSpace: A Funding and Operational Model for Long-Term Preservation and Sharing of Research Data.”

REGISTER NOW-virtual seating is limited.

Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

CNI is a co-sponsor of this event.
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Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

An ASIS&T Summit
Phoenix, AZ | Hyatt Regency | April 9-10, 2010

In cooperation with the Coalition for Networked Information

Register at https://www.asis.org/Conferences/IA10/rdap10regform.php
Early rates end 2/26

Researchers in all fields generate and analyze enormous quantities of digital data. In fields ranging throughout the sciences and humanities, managing, preserving, and sharing these data require substantial capital and human resources and new kinds of information professionals who are able to integrate technology, content, and policy skills. This summit aims to bring together leaders in data centers, laboratories, and libraries in different organizational and disciplinary settings to share ideas and techniques for managing, preserving, and sharing large-scale research data repositories with an eye toward achieving infrastructure-independent access and stewardship. The summit will engage three kinds of leaders: those from projects with experience in integrating high-performance technologies; those from large scale collaboratories in science, social science, and the humanities; and those from institutions coping with the challenges of integrating different technologies and data collections.

More information is at http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IA10/ResearchDataAccessSummit2010.html

Section on Data Sharing in Nature

The Sept. 9, 2009 issue of Nature includes a special section on data sharing. You can find this online, at at least for now it’s open access, at:

http://www.nature.com/news/specials/datasharing/index.html

Nature is also running a couple of opinion fora covering pre and post publication data sharing.