[Esip-dds] Moving forward on panel discussion, feedback by Fri 5/10 please

Anne Wilson anne.wilson at lasp.colorado.edu
Tue May 7 12:39:38 EDT 2013

Thanks, Joe!   I'm vaguely familiar with a few of those names.  Does 
anyone know (or know of) any of these people and think they would be a 
good panelist?  An NIH, DOE, and/or NCO/NITRD panelist could add an 
interesting perspective, i.e., beyond Earth Science.

I'm wondering how we'll make the decision of who to invite, especially 
via email.  Perhaps a vote?


On 5/7/13 1:09 AM, Joe Hourcle wrote:

> Probably too late for forming the panel -- but my ATR (my civil servant boss, not my contractor boss) is sending me in his place* to the OSTP / NITRD 'Big Data Senior Steering Group' meeting at the end of the month.
> I don't recognize any of the names on the list, but the invitation was signed by :
> 	The BDSSG Domain Research Working Group
> 	Mark Suskin, NSF, Co-Chair
> 	Robert Chadduck, NSF, Co-Chair
> 	Laura Biven, DOE Science
> 	Sky Bristol, USGS
> 	Allen Dearry, NIH
> 	Emily Grumbling, NSF
> 	Alan Hall, NOAA
> 	Tsengdar Lee, NASA
> 	Peter Lyster, NIH
> 	Sastry Pantula, NSF
> 	Jonathan Petters, DOE Science
> 	Don Preuss, NIH
> 	Tom Statler, NSF
> 	Wendy Wigen, NCO/NITRD
> The blurb they sent is:
> 	Data Sharing and Metadata Curation: Obstacles and Strategies
> 	The purpose of the workshop is to have focused discussions on future strategies for managing scientific data and metadata for basic and applied research; specifically, (a) how to better enable, encourage, and realize sharing of data, both across disciplinary divides and between “micro-silos” within research domains, (b) how to acquire, manage, and curate metadata in order to ensure usability and comprehensibility of data over time and between disciplines, and (c) how to enable data discovery, access, and analysis across distributed, public, and private data centers. Workshop discussions will be captured in a summary report and submitted to the Big Data Senior Steering Group and participating agencies.  This report will contribute to recommendations for future multi-agency U.S. Government action.
> 	Our intent in organizing this workshop is to bring together representatives from data-intensive research domains who have been contributing to community-based solutions to data challenges. Key individuals from communities such as the Materials Genome Initiative, Space Weather, Global Climate, Environmental Health, DataOne, iRODS, and the Research Data Alliance will be participating.
> ... I'll try my best to raise the idea ... but I don't think I'm subtle enough to pull off one of those 'make them think it's their idea' things.
> -Joe
> * he's actually trying to get me specifically invited, rather than attending in his place ... not sure if it's so he takes less blame (then I'm speaking for myself and not for him) or if he's working on delegating this to me for the future, or if he's just being nice to me as I like these sorts of topics.

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