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

Jane Costa

Lab. de Biodiversidade Entomológica, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil.
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Curator of the Entomological Collection and Chief of the lab. "Biodiversidade Entomológica" of Instituto Oswaldo Cruz- Fiocruz. The main research focuses on taxonomy, morphology, biology, ecology and epidemiological aspects of Chagas disease vectors, with a multidisciplinary approach including several national and international collaborations. The formal training was in medical entomology, particularly on systematics. As such, one relevant component of the research activities relates on alpha taxonomy of triatomines, as well as on the phylogeny and the speciation process of Triatoma brasiliensis species complex. In addition to the research activities, the maintenance and development of entomological collections have also been a field of work. More recently, species ecology, and distributional species patterns of Chagas disease vectors have been explored using ecologic niche modeling in collaborative projects with BRC of the Kansas University.

  • 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