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

Paul F. Uhlir, J.D.

PAUL F. UHLIR, J.D., is Director of International Scientific and Technical (S&T) Information Programs at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. He also directs the U.S. National Committee for CODATA. His current area of emphasis is on the management, law, and policy concerning S&T data and information in the digitally networked environment, both nationally and internationally. Paul has been employed at the National Academies since 1985, first as a senior staff officer for the Space Studies Board, where he worked on solar system exploration and environmental remote sensing studies, and then as associate executive director of the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Before joining the National Academies, he worked in the general counsel's office and as a foreign affairs officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce. He has directed and published over 20 Academy studies, written or edited over 40 articles and books, and consults and speaks worldwide on information policy issues. Paul has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Oregon, and a juris doctor degree and master's degree in international relations from the University of San Diego.

  • 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