[ESIP-all] Policies for Open Data / (was: [ESSI] Reminder: Fall AGU ESSI session proposal are due soon!)

Joe Hourcle oneiros at grace.nascom.nasa.gov
Fri Apr 12 08:09:55 EDT 2013

On Apr 10, 2013, at 5:32 PM, Ruth Ellen Duerr wrote:

> Gentle Reminder #2:
> Session proposals must be received by 19 April at 11:59 p.m. EDT/3:59 a.m.+1 GMT.
> At this point only two sessions have been officially submitted (see list below):

With the White House requiring fed. agencies to develop new policies about public access to data, would it be worthwhile to organize a session on that?

I see three ways to organize it:

	(1) in Union, where it'd be representatives from the agencies speaking ... but that means no poster session.
	(2) In ESSI, with agency representatives in 3 invited slots, but also other groups could submit about specific projects they're doing to open up access to data, or tools that could help others make their data more broadly available.
	(3) In PA (Public Affairs) with ESSI as a co-sponsor.  This means that people could submit an extra abstract (as you get 1 normal, 1 invited + 1 in ED or PA), but the tools might not be on-topic.

I don't know how difficult it would be to find people who could actually speak for the agencies, as I'm kinda low on the food chain.


and there's that whole issue that with sequestration, we're under travel restrictions, so I have no idea if I'll even be allowed to go to AGU this year.

I guess e-mail me directly if you're interested in this, and we can try to hash out the specifics.


(should we do all 3 ?  Union for the management folks to present, ESSI for tools people can use to open up their data, and PA for all else)

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Clifford Lynch" <CNI-ANNOUNCE at cni.org>
> Date: April 9, 2013 6:24:30 PM EDT
> To: "CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition" <CNI-ANNOUNCE at cni.org>
> Subject: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] CORRECTION: Public Access to Research Outputs meetings MAY 14-17 at National Academy
> Reply-To: "CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition" <CNI-ANNOUNCE at cni.org>
> My apologies: the correct dates are MAY 14-15 and MAY 16-17, 2013. Earlier post listed them erroneously as April. Clifford
> Following up on the February 2013 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Memo on increasing public access th the outputs of federally funded research -- both publications and datasets -- the National Academies are hosting a pair of meetings (one on publications, on MAY 14-15, and one on data, on MAY  16-17). The announcement, which includes a link to background information and registration pages, is below. Note that the meetings are free but advance registration is necessary. The meetings will also be webcast.
> Clifford Lynch
> Director, CNI
> ------------------------
> Dear Colleagues,
> A group of sponsoring agencies has requested that DBASSE organize two public meetings at which all stakeholder groups who wish to be heard may present their thoughts in brief form.
> The topics of these meetings are directly related to the 22 February <http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ostp_public_access_memo_2013.pdf>memorandum from the Office of Science and Technology Policy entitled "Increasing access to the results of federally funded scientific research".
> The purpose of the brief verbal or written contributions is to present ideas to the federal agencies for moving forward in a positive direction toward accomplishing the goals set forth in the OSTP memo.
> The announcement of the meetings, with links to the registration site for each one and the list of sponsoring agencies, can be found here: <http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CurrentProjects/DBASSE_082378>http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CurrentProjects/DBASSE_082378. Both meetings are open and  free to the public, but registration is required.
> We invite you to attend these meetings, and would also be grateful if you would circulate this information to any contacts you may have who have an interest in Public Access to Federally-Supported Research and Development Data and Publications.
> With gratitude for your assistance and very best regards,
> Meredith
> Meredith A Lane, PhD
> Director, <http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BECS/index.htm>Board on Environmental Change and Society
> Project Director, <http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CPOP/index.htm>Committee on Population
> <http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/>Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
> <http://www.nationalacademies.org/>National Research Council
> Keck Center, 500 Fifth St  NW, Washington, DC 20001
> <mailto:mlane at nas.edu>mlane at nas.edu


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