Announcement: Symposium on Author Deposit Mandates for Government Grantees - 29 January 2009

From: Uhlir, Paul <PUhlir_at_NAS.EDU>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:19:19 -0500

I would like to announce two new activities of potential interest to the
participants on this listserv. The first is the formation of a new Board
on Research Data and Information at the U.S. National Research Council.
The Board's mission is to improve the management, policy, and use of
digital data and information for science and the broader society. The
Board is funded by federal government agencies to provide advice and to
serve as a forum to address these issues. Additional information about
the Board may be obtained at our website:

The Board's inaugural meeting will be held January 29-30, and will
include a mini-Symposium on Author Deposit Mandates for Government
Grantees. The symposium, which is open to the public and will be netcast
(audio only), will begin at 4:30 EST (Washington, DC time) on the
afternoon of Thursday, 29 January. Comments and questions from remote
participants will be possible. Information about the symposium is
available under "Upcoming Events" on the upper right corner of our

In addition, the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP), an
organization of the world's academies of sciences, has a new Program on
Digital Knowledge Resources and Infrastructure in Developing Countries,
which was initiated last year. This program is focused on the greater
involvement of science academies in a number of areas in developing
countries, including: OA digitization of valuable analog research
material; open institutional repositories; socially beneficial research
applications of data centers and networks; development of interactive
open knowledge environments; and greater involvement by the academies in
the promotion and use of high-speed research and education networks. The
IAP Program's website, which is still being developed, is available with
some preliminary information at:

Additional information about both the Board on Research Data and
Information and the IAP Program can be obtained from me at Your comments, suggestions, and collaborations will be

Paul Uhlir

Paul F. Uhlir, J.D.
Director, NRC Board on Research Data and Information, and
  IAP Program on Digital Knowledge Resources and Infrastructure in
Developing Countries
The National Academies, Keck-511
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel. + 1 202 334 1531
Fax + 1 202 334 2231

-----Original Message-----
From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
Behalf Of Stevan Harnad
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 10:45 PM
Subject: Fwd: Statement on Open Cyberinfrastructure from NSF

From: Tony Hey <Tony.Hey -->
Date: January 5, 2009 10:34:40 PM EST (CA)
To: Peter Suber <peters -->, Stevan Harnad <harnad -->
Cc: Brewster Kahle <>
Subject: Statement on Open Cyberinfrastructure from NSF

Peter, Stevan

At the recent December meeting of NSF's Advisory Committee on
Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI) the following statement was agreed in the
minutes of the previous meeting:

"In order to help catalyze and facilitate the growth of advanced CI, a
component is the adoption of open access policy for data, publications
and software."

CI = Cyberinfrastructure.

Brewster Kahle was one of the architects of this statement and I know
that Brewster would like to see this advice from ACCI to NSF gain wide
publicity. He may be willing to provide a supporting statement. Ed
Seidel is the new Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure and
the committee were also keen to see this more widely promoted ...

Hope this is of interest ...

Received on Thu Jan 22 2009 - 19:58:44 GMT

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