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

CODATA Workshop Biography

Carlos Morais Pires

Carlos Morais Pires is the head of sector for Scientific Data in the Information Society and Media Directorate General of the European Commission. He is with the unit GÉANT & e-Infrastructure which manages the e-Infrastructures part of the Capacities programme of the 7th European framework programme for research and development. He has a PhD degree on Telecom Engineering taken in Torino in 1996. His professional experience on Information and Communication Technologies includes teaching Computer Networks and Multimedia at the Lisbon University and, for the past 10 years in the European Commission, managing research and development programmes on Information and Communication Technologies and ICT infrastructures for 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