The case for international sharing of scientific data : a focus on developing countries : proceedings of a symposium [E-Book] / Kathie Bailey Mathae and Paul F. Uhlir, editors ; Committee on the Case of International Sharing of Scientific Data, a focus on developing countries, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Board on Research Data and Information, Policy and Global Affairs ; in collaboration with the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science, International Council for Science ; National Research Council of the National Academies.
Mathae, Katherine Bailey, (editor)
Uhlir, P. F., (editor)
Washington, District of Columbia : National Academies Press, [2012]
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9780309301589 (e-book)
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Table of Contents:
  • Welcoming remarks
  • Background on purpose of the symposium: historical perspective
  • Why is international scientific data sharing important?
  • Discussion of part one by symposium participants
  • Overview of scientific data policies
  • Implementing a research data access policy in South Africa
  • Access to research data and scientific information generated with public funding in Chile
  • The management of health and biomedical data in Tanzania: the need for a national scientific data policy
  • The data-sharing policy of the world meterological organization: the case for international sharing of scientific data
  • Discussion of part two by symposium participants
  • Developing the rice genome in China
  • Data sharing in astronomy
  • Sharing engineering data for failure analysis in airplane crashes: creation of a web-based knowledge system
  • Integrated disaster research: issues around data
  • Understanding Brazilian biodiversity: examples where more data sharing makes the difference
  • Social statistics as one of the instruments of strategic management of sustainable development processes: compelling examples
  • Remote sensing and in situ measurements in the global earth observation system of systems
  • Discussion of part three by symposium participants
  • Data sharing: limits and barriers and initiatives to overcome them: an introduction
  • Consideration of barriers to data sharing
  • Artificial barriers to data sharing: technical aspects
  • Scientific management and cultural aspects
  • Political and economic barriers to data sharing: the African perspective
  • Discussion of part four by symposium participants
  • Government science policy makers' and research funders' challenges to international data sharing: the role of UNESCO
  • International scientific organizations: views and examples
  • Improving data access and use: an industry perspective
  • Production and access to scientific data in Africa: a framework for improving the conribution of research institutions
  • The ICSU world data system
  • Libraries and improving data access and use in developing regions
  • Developing a policy framework to open up the rights to access and reuse research data for the next generation of researchers
  • Discussion of part five by symposium participants.