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

CODATA Workshop Biography

Rogerio Meneghini

SciELO Scientific Coordinator

BIREME, Latin American and Caribbean Center of Information in Health Sciences, PAHO/WHO

Rogerio Meneghini obtained a degree in Chemistry in 1965 and Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 1970, both from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He became an Assistant Professor of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Sao Paulo in 1970, after which he spent two years in USA (1972-1974), at the National Institute of Environmental Science and at the Department of Biology of the Stanford University, USA, in a Post-Doctor tenior. In 1984, still at the same department, he became a full professor. In 1997 he moved to the National Laboratory of Synchrotron Radiation, in Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, where he founded the Center of Molecular Structural Biology, aimed at studies of protein atomic structures.

He has published about 80 articles on biochemistry/molecular biology and protein structure in international scientific journals, referred to DNA replication, DNA repair, DNA lesions by chemical species and ultraviolet light and their consequences, role of oxygen radicals and cellular iron on DNA lesions and cellular metabolism of iron. He also published dozens of article on science studies by scientometric/ bibliometric data, scientific policy and science in general, in scientific journals and in newspapers and magazines.

From 1993 to 1997 he led the process of assessment of the University of Sao Paulo, in which 203 departments were evaluated by international committees.

In 1997 Rogerio Meneghini co-founded the SciELO (Scientic Electronic Library on Line) program, the main aim of which was to improve visibility and quality of Brazilian scientific journals. This is an enterprise operating in the open access mode in the internet environment, which soon expanded to other Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian countries.

He was in the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Cancer and of Mutation Research. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and has been granted with the Grã Mestre Order of Scientific Merit by the President of the Republic of Brazil in 2002.

  • 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