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

Accelerating Scientific Research Cycles through an Information Commons, John Wilbanks


One promise of the commons approach to scientific information is the acceleration of research through faster, more efficient knowledge distrubution and re-use. This talk will focus on a holistic approach to moving knowledge through the classic scientific research cycle using commons-based methodologies, with a particular focus on implementations in neuroscience. This talk will also lay out a potential cooperative activity based on open-source knowledge management software and content platforms for life sciences research.

  • 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