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Fourth Meeting of the
Board on Research Data and Information
National Research Council 
 
NAS Keck Center, Room 204
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC
November 30, 2010
and
Conference Center
20 F Street NW
Washington, DC
December 1, 2010
 
Agenda
 
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 

Meeting of the US National Committee for CODATA Executive Committee
NAS Keck Center, Room 204
500 Fifth Street NW
Open Session
 
09:00    A. Opening Remarks
                 1. Welcome and introductions
                     Roberta Balstad
 
                 2. Goals and agenda review for USNC/CODATA activities
 
                     Roberta Balstad and Bob Chen
                      ACTION: Discuss potential US follow-up
 
                     Bonnie Carroll (and a discussion with Elizabeth Griffin and Bill Anderson regarding the Data at Risk TG)
                      ACTION: Discuss potential US follow-up
 
10:30    Coffee break
 
                 3. Results of the November GEO Ministerial and side meetings
                     Bob Chen
                      ACTION: Discuss potential US follow-up
 
                     Bob Chen
                      ACTION: Provide suggestions on the workshop agenda
 
                     Roberta Balstad
                      ACTION: Advise on topics and experts for the study
 
                     (with BISO and ICSU)
                     Roberta Balstad
                      FOR INFORMATION 
 
                 7. World Data System Forum
                     Roberta Balstad
                      ACTION: Discuss options
 
                 8. Other US CODATA issues for international CODATA
                     - General discussion
 
12:00      Lunch
 

Meeting of the Full Board on Research Data and Information
NAS Keck Center, Room 204
500 Fifth Street NW
 
Open Session
12:20    C. Lunch speaker -  Christine Borgman, UCLA
 
                           Abstract
                   
13:00    D. Welcoming Remarks
                 Michael Lesk
                 1. Introductions
                 2. Agenda review
 
13:10    E. Director’s Report on Projects since the Second Board Meeting
                 Review of action items since last meeting
                  -- General discussion
 
13:20    F. Briefings from Federal Interagency Data and Information Groups
                 1. CENDI Group, Lisa Weber, NARA
                 2. U.S. Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Greg Withee, USGS
 
14:00    G. Discussion with Sponsors
                 1. National Science Foundation, Philip Bogden, NSF
                 2. National Institutes of Health, Jerry Sheehan and Elaine Collier, NIH
                 3. National Institute for Standards and Technology, Wo Chang, NIST
                 4. Institute for Museum and Library Services, Joyce Ray, IMLS
                 5. Library of Congress, Peter Young, LC
                 6. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Deirdre Jones, NOAA
                 7. U.S. Geological Survey, Linda Gunderson, USGS
                 --General Discussion with Sponsors
 
16:10    Break
 
Closed Session
 
16:30    H. Discussion of Strategic Plan and Plans for Future Board Activities
                 Michael Lesk
 
17:30    I.   Discussion of Committee Composition and Balance
                 Richard Bissell, Executive Director, Policy and Global Affairs Division, NRC,
                 and continued discussion of future board activities
 
18:15      Adjourn
 
Closed Session
 
18:45    J. Board Member Working Dinner
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Bryce Room, second floor

  

  
Wednesday,  December 1, 2010 

 
Meeting of the Full Board on Research Data and Information
Conference Center, Board Room
20 F Street NW
Open Session
 
9:00      K. Review of Ongoing and Planned BRDI Projects
                 1. Overview of projects
                     Michael Lesk
 
                 2. Symposium and Workshop on the Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in
                     Open Networked Environments:  Summary, Outline
                     Paul Uhlir
                     FOR INFORMATION
 
                     Michael Lesk
                     ACTION: Discuss possible steering committee members
 
                 4. Young Scientists activities by BRDI
                     Paul Uhlir
                     FOR INFORMATION
 
                 5. U.S. CODATA Action Items
                     Roberta Balstad
 
                 6. Discussion of Potential BRDI Projects
                     Michael Lesk
                     ACTION: Review focus, scope, and task statement for each draft project
                         a) Research Data As Intellectual Property: How the Law Influences Data Sharing (Michael Carroll)
                         b) Improving Incentives for Stewardship of Research Data (Michael Lesk)
                         c) A Research Agenda for Improved Management of Scientific Data (Norman Bradburn)
                         d) Long-Term Scientific Data Sustainability and Access: Investing in Our Intellectual Capital (Bob Chen)
                         e) Improving Scholarly Communication on Digital Networks (Paul Uhlir)
                         f)  From Spacecraft to Statecraft (Paul Uhlir)
                         g) Forum on U.S. World Data System (Roberta Balstad)
                         h) BRDI and Open Geospatial Consortium (Michael Goodchild)
                         i)  Other issues
 
11:10    Break
 

11:30    L. Outreach and Coordination with Other Organizations with Related Activities and Interests
                 Michael Lesk
 
                 Discussion with representatives of external groups focused on the following issues:
                    - Areas in which we have common organizational objectives
                    - What you think the Board should focus on in the near term, and
                    - Identification of any issues or activities in which you think we might usefully coordinate or collaborate.
 
                2. Association of American Universities, John Vaughn, Executive Vice President (Scholarly Report and Recommendations)
                3. Knowledge Ecology International, James Love, Director
                4. National Information Standards Organization, Todd Carpenter, Managing Director [Slide Presentation PDF]
                       -- General discussion
   
12:50    M.  Closing Session
                 Michael Lesk
                 1. Action items, schedule, and assignments
                 ACTION: Review action items/assignments and solicit forms with date of next meeting
                
                 2. Chair’s closing remarks
 
13:00    Lunch (in meeting room)
 
14:00
 
 
Conference Center
Conference Rooms A/B
20 F Street NW, Washington, DC
             
16:15     
END OF SYMPOSIUM AND BOARD MEETING