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

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MONDAY, 7 May

18:30 - 20:00 Reception offered by China Recycle Resources Network
20:00 Dinner

TUESDAY, 8 May

08:00 - 09:00 Registration

Session 1: Opening Session
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Chair: Rogério Meneghini, Brazilian Academy of Science

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and Review of previous workshops

09:30 - 10:15 Keynote address: The Role of Scientific Information in Sustainable Development: Focus on Latin America

10:15 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK

10:45 - 12:30 Session 2: Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information: current challenges and strategic directions
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Chair: John Wilbanks, Science Commons, USA

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 - 15:30 Session 3: Policy and Legal Issues
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Chair: Regina Gusmão, CGEE, Brazil

15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 - 17:30 Session 4: Institutional and Economic Issues
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Chair: Holm Tiessen, Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

17:30 - 18:30 Session 5: Posters, Thematic Presentations and Technical Demonstrations
Meeting Room: Salão Village

18:45 Reception and dinner

WEDNESDAY, 9 May

09:00 - 10:30 Session 6: Management, Technical and Infrastructure Issues
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Chair: Michael Stanton, RNP, Brazil

10:30 - 10:35 Instructions for parallel breakout sessions
Meeting Room: Salão Village

10:35 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:30 Session 7: Thematic Breakout Sessions

The parallel thematic breakout sessions focus on health and biomedical data and metadata, earth and environmental science data and metadata, biodiversity data and metadata, and the related Journals. These sessions build on the results of the preceding plenary discussions.

Questions for speakers:

  1. What are the current challenges and barriers to providing open and permanent access to data and information in this field?
  2. What are some of the most promising existing models or mechanisms for providing such access?
  3. Identify one or more potential realistic cooperative activities in Latin America for subsequent discussion at the breakout session.

Panel 7.1. Health & Biomedical Data & Metadata
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Chair: Anna Maria Prat, Conicyt, Chile
Rapporteur: William Anderson, Praxis101, USA
Speakers:

Panel 7.2. Environmental & Geospatial Data & Metadata
Meeting Room: Sala de Vídeo

Chair: Antônio Miguel Monteiro, INPE, Brazil [TBC]
Rapporteur: Raed Sharif, University of Syracuse, USA
Speakers:

Panel 7.3. Biodiversity Data & Metadata
Meeting Room: Sala Estância

Chair: Andrea Ferreira Portela Nunes, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil
Rapporteur: Bonnie Carroll, USA
Speakers:

Panel 7.4. Scientific, Technical and Medical Journals
Meeting Room: Sala Paulista

Chair: Rogério Meneghini BIREME, Brazil
Rapporteur: Paul Uhlir, NAS, USA
Speakers:

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Session 7: continuation

The continuation of the parallel thematic sessions from the morning will focus on identifying follow-up activities that can be taken toward improving permanent access for the identified type of digital scientific information resources. The participants of each session, through a general discussion, should respond to the following questions, factoring in the results and presentations from the previous sessions:

  1. What are some potential realistic cooperative activities in Latin America to help address the challenges and barriers that have been identified?
  2. How can such new or improved initiatives specifically be implemented?

16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 - 17:30 Session 8: Thematic Breakout Reports
Meeting Room: Salão Village
Chair: Heather Joseph, Executive director, SPARC, USA

Breakout Reports

17:30 - 18:30 Session 9: Posters, Thematic Presentations and Technical Demonstrations

Meeting Room: Salão Village

20:00 Group Dinner

THURSDAY, 10 May

09:00 - 10:30 Session 10.a: Crosscutting Breakout Sessions
Meeting Room: Salão Village

The participants should respond to the following questions, factoring in the results and presentations from the previous sessions:

  1. What are some potential realistic projects or collaborations to help address the challenges and barriers that have been identified?
  2. How can the new or improved initiatives specifically be implemented?

Panel 10.1: Integration of Geospatial, Socio-Economic & Biomedical Data for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Participants will focus on initiatives, models, methods, challenges, best practices and lessons learned for integrating geospatial, socio-economic and biomedical data for poverty reduction.

Chair: Luiz Henrique Proença, President IPEA, Brazil
Rapporteur: Raed Sharif, University of Syracuse, USA
Speakers:

Panel 10.2: Integration of Environmental, Geospatial & Biodiversity Data for Improved Research and
Meeting Room: Sala de Vídeo Applications

Participants will focus on initiatives, models, methods, challenges, best practices and lessons learned form integrating geospatial & biodiversity data for improved research and applications.

Chair: Antônio Mauro Saraiva, Poli, USP, Brazil
Rapporteur: Puneet Kishor, University of Wisconsin, USA
Speakers:

Panel 10.3: Creating Permanent Information Commons for Science in Latin America
Meeting Room: Sala Estância

Chair: Barbara Kirsop, Electronic Publishing Trust
Rapporteur: Paul Uhlir, National Academy of Sciences, USA
Speakers:

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:30 Session 10.b: Crosscutting Breakout Sessions (continued)
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Speakers will address the following questions, generalizing from their direct experiences in these areas:

  1. What are the current challenges and barriers to providing open and permanent access to data and information in this field?
  2. What are some of the most promising existing models or mechanisms for providing such access?
  3. Identify one or more potential realistic cooperative activities in Latin America for subsequent discussion at the breakout session.

12:30 - 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 - 15:30 Session 11: Crosscutting Breakout Session Reports
Meeting Room: Salão Village
Chair: William Anderson, Codata Preservation Task Group, USA
Rapporteur Panel Reports and Plenary Discussion

Breakout Reports

15:30 - 17:00 Session 12: Closing Presentations and Future follow-up activities


Meeting Room: Salão Village
Chair: Michael Clegg, National Academy of Sciences, USA

Closing Remarks by Workshop Co-chairs

END OF MEETING


Sponsors
  • 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
Organizers
  • 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