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

CODATA Workshop Biography

Barbara Kirsop

Barbara Kirsop has worked in the field of microbial taxonomy, preservation and resource centres and was Curator of the UK's National Collection of Yeast Cultures. She became the President of ICSU's World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) between 1986 and 1994. In 1993, in co-operation with CRIA, Brazil, she co-founded Bioline Publications (now Bioline International, and providing open access to over 50 journals generated in developing countries). On retirement, in 1996, she co-founded the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT) a UK registered charitable trust, supporting e-publishing in developing countries and promoting open access

  • 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