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 8th Meeting of the Board on Research Data and Information

National Academy of Sciences Main Building, Room NAS 125
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Preliminary Agenda
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 
Closed Session        
08:00         Continental breakfast in meeting room
08:45         A. Welcoming remarks by Board Co-chairs
                         - Fran Berman, RPI, and Clifford Lynch, CNI
09:00         B.  Board Sponsors’ Roundtable
10:10         Break
10:30         Board Sponsors’ Roundtable (continued)
12:10         Lunch (in meeting room)
Open Session
                   Afternoon Session
                   Session Chair: Clifford Lynch, CNI
12:30         C. Showcase of a BRDI Member's Work: 
                       Coming to terms with the biomedical Tower of Babel: Implications for the design of a biomedical knowledge network
                       Alexa McCray, Harvard Medical School
13:00         D.  Board Director’s Report
                          - Paul Uhlir
                   1. Overview of recently completed and ongoing projects
                   2. Action items from last meeting
                        - General discussion
13:20         E.  Discussion with Publishers’ Representatives
                   Session Chair: Clifford Lynch
                   1. Gerry Grenier, IEEE and International Assoc. of STM Publishers’ Future Lab Committee
                         - Discussion
                   2. Stewart Wills, Science
                         - Discussion
                   3. Anita deWaard, Elsevier Research Data Collaborations
                         - Discussion
14:40         Break
                           (in the NAS Auditorium)
                   Session Chairs: Clifford Lynch, CNI, and Fran Berman, RPI
                   [separate meeting description and agenda]
17:30         Adjourn and reception in Lecture Room alcove
Closed Session
18:45         G.  Working Dinner—Primi Piatti Restaurant, 2013 I (eye) Street NW
                          - Discussion of results of the first day and preparation for the second day                 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 
Closed Session 
8:00     Continental breakfast in meeting room 
8:45      H.  Introductory Comments by Board Chairs
9:00      I.  Planning of Board Activities
                   Session Chair:  Fran Berman, RPI
                   Projects at the National Level
10:30    Break
10:45    I.  Planning of Board Activities (continued)
                  Session chair: Clifford Lynch, CNI
                    International Projects
11:45    J. U.S. National Committee for CODATA relationship to BRDI
12:30    Lunch in meeting room
              End of Closed Session
Open Session
13:15         K. Review of international CODATA activities and plans
                   Session Chair: Laura Bartolo, U.S. National Delegate to CODATA
                   1. Report on CODATA activities and plans
                        - Sara Graves, CODATA Secretary General, and Bonnie Carroll, CODATA EC Member
                    Report from 2012 General Assembly
                    Considerations for the U.S. and discussion
                        - Report from closed morning session and discussion led by Laura Bartolo
14:30         M. The Role of Stakeholder Communities in International Research Data Organizations
                    Chair: Clifford Lynch, CNI
                    World Data System
                       - Francoise Genova, WDS Science Committee
                    Research Data Alliance
                      - Fran Berman, Council Member
                      - Sara Graves, CODATA Secretary General
                      - General Discussion
15:30         N.  Wrap-up by Board Co-Chairs
                   1.  Action items, schedule, and assignments
                   2.  Co-chairs’ closing remarks
15:45         End of meeting