I wanted to share the following report announcement with the CNI community.
(full disclosure: I am the current co-chair of the Academies Board on Research Data and Information, which is one of the groups within the academy involved in developing this report.)
The Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO), and the U.S. Committee on Data for Science and Technology (US CODATA) under the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), in consultation with the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) of the International Council for Science ICSU), organized a 2-day international symposium in Washington, DC on 18-19 April 2011 on The Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries . The main objective of the symposium was to gain a better understanding of the data access and sharing situation in the developing world, with a focus on barriers, opportunities, and future actions.
A free PDF is available electronically (after registering) at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=17019 . Print copies may be ordered through the National Academies Press (http://www.nap.edu ), and additional information about the background of this project is on the Board’s website at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/PGA_080336 .
Please feel free to pass this information along to others who may be interested. (Apologies for cross-posting).
Kathie Bailey Mathae
Director, Board on International Scientific Organizations
Paul F. Uhlir
Director, Board on Research Data and Information