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Designing the Microbial Research Commons: An International Symposium
 
Board on Research Data and Information
Policy and Global Affairs Division
National Academy of Sciences
In collaboration with
Board on Life Sciences
and
Board on International Scientific Organizations
National Academy of Sciences
 
8-9 October 2009
 
The Lecture Room
National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC
 
PRELIMINARY AGENDA
 
THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2009
 
SESSION 1: Statement of the problem from the research perspective—identification of opportunities and barriers
Chair: Cathy Wu, University of Delaware
 

8:45
Cathy Wu,
University of Delaware
 
9:00
Joan Bennett,
Rutgers University
 
9:40
Digital science perspective - From Brains to Microbes
Mark Ellisman,
UC, San Diego, CA
 
10:10
Coffee Break
 
10:40
Stephen McCormack,
Exela, Inc., Claremont, CA
 
11:10
Ashok Kolaskar,
University of Pune, India
 
11:40
Panel discussion of Session 1 speakers with other Symposium participants regarding the commonalities and potential conflicts among different groups/sectors
 
12:15
Lunch at the Academy
 

SESSION 2—Promoting access to and reuse of microbial materials
Chair: James Staley, University of Washington
 

13:15
Designing a semicommons for materials in microbiology
Jerome Reichman,
Duke University Law School
 
13:45
Comments from different perspectives and panel discussion
15:30
Break
 

SESSION 3—Promoting access to and reuse of digital knowledge resources
Chair: Michael Carroll, American University, Washington College of Law
 

16:00
 
Paul Uhlir,
National Research Council
 
16:30
Comments from different perspectives and panel discussion
18:30
Dinner for the speakers in the Members' Room
 

FRIDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2009
 
SESSION 4: Thematic focus on microbiology research and applications in energy and environment
 

8:30
The Materials Semicommons in Microbial Energy and Environmental Research and Applications
Chair: Stephen McCormack, Excela, Inc.
10:15
Coffee Break
 
10:45
The Digital Commons in Microbial Energy and Environmental Research and Applications
Chair: Micah Krichevsky, Bionomics International
12:30
Lunch at the Academy
 

 
SESSION 5— Governance of the integrated microbiology commons
Chair: Paul Gilna, UC San Diego
 

13:30
Tom Dedeurwaerdere,
UC Louvain, Belgium
 
14:00
Comments from different perspectives and panel discussion
15:45
Concluding remarks by the Symposium Chair
Cathy Wu,
University of Delaware
 
16:00
End of meeting
 

 
 
We are grateful to the Department of Energy, DOE grant DE-SC0002579, and the
National Science Foundation, NSF grant OCI-082173, for support of this project.