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

Presentation Abstract

The CLARA - Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas - initiative encompasses two aspects: the development of an infrastructure that integrates the Latin American academic networks, and a nongovernmental organization that represents the interests of the related institutions. CLARA - is connected to the European Advanced Network GÉANT, to INTERNET2 (USA) and to many other academic networks in the world. CLARA promotes direct integration of scientific communities in diverse countries and foments the development of collaborative research and educational projects among them. The main objective of CLARA is to integrate a regional a telecommunications network -of the higher technology- to interconnect the National Academic Networks (NRENs) of the region. CLARA represents not only a significant step forward towards the development of an infrastructure of research networks in Latin America. in addition, it gives the region the possibility of being in the highest level of technological and scientific development. CLARA will accelerate the development of the information society in Latin America.

  • 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