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

CODATA Workshop Biography

Raed M. Sharif

Raed M. Sharif is a Ph.D. student in Information Science and Technology program at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA. In addition to his studies, Raed works as a Research Associate with the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) at the U.S. National Academies where he is involved in designing, launching and evaluating different Science and Technology policy projects. He is also a member of CODATA task group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries. In the Science and Technology policy area, Raed's research and work focus on access to and use of publicly-funded scientific data and its impact on scientific and socio-economic development, with special focus on the developing world. His recent research papers and contributions appeared in the proceedings of national and international conferences such as the 20th CODATA International Conference in Beijing, China, October 2006, the 9th GSDI International Conferences in Santiago, Chile, November 2006, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) 8.2 in Ohio, USA, August 2005, and the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Nebraska, USA, August 2005, and Acapulco, Mexico, August 2006. He also presented his research during the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS-II) in Tunisia, November 2005, during his visit to South Africa in September 2005, and during his participation in the Oxford University two-week Doctoral Students Program organized by the Oxford Internet Institute in July 2006. Before starting his doctoral studies, Raed worked for six years as a Program Manager at Birzeit University in Palestine. His work focused on initiating and managing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) projects at Birzeit University and other Palestinian institutions. He also worked as a researcher and a consultant for the UNESCO, UNDP, EU, and USAID on ICTs-related projects and practices and their impact on the Palestinian people and economy. Raed received his BA in Economics and Political Science in 1999 and his MBA in 2002 both from Birzeit University, Palestine.

  • 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