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

Open access to data and information: the need for strategies and policies in Brazil, Dora Ann Lange Canhos, CRIA, Brazil

This presentation focuses on species and specimen data and the necessity of developing policies to guarantee open and free access and long-term archiving to non sensitive scientific data. Some assumptions are that:

Both international and national scenarios are presented, stressing the opportunities and the necessity of coordinated policies concerning data providers, custodians, and financing agencies.
  • 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