Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

The Virtual Incubator of Digital Contents of the Tidia Program of FAPESP, Imre Simon

The Incubator aims to promote and facilitate the cooperative development of open digital content of academic, technological, or social relevance. It provides, through the Internet, a widely available computational infrastructure that allows user communities to focus on quality content production instead of system maintenance. The Incubator is in operation since August, 2004 at the URL and it has 400 projects and 11 tousand users, as of April, 2007. The document at describes (in English) the basic principles and characteristics of the Incubator.

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries