Workshop: The Future of the Commons: Data, Software and Beyond . . .


Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (EDT)


Location: Hosted by the Board on Research Data and Information and The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 100, Washington DC


Registration: http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=489177&orgId=nfais&recurringId=0 


What's Covered:


Information "commons" is an evolving concept that has the potential for increased accessibility, collaboration, and cross-fertilization of ideas in the advancement of science. The development of a commons, however, can present many challenges, including issues related to privacy, security and cultural changes within networked research communities.


Join CENDI, NFAIS, and the Research Data Alliance on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 as we explore the various concepts about the information commons that are evolving and examples of what the future could bring.


Collaborate with peers and hear from these industry experts:


John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks 


Dr. Michael Carroll, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law


Dr. Robert Grossman, Chair - Open Cloud Consortium, The University of Chicago, Open Data Group, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Laurie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief, GigaScience


Dr. Maurie Kelly, DataCommons@PSU, Director of the Informatics Group at Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Penn State University


Dr. Merce Crosas, Project Lead - Dataverse, Director of Data Science at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University


Attendees will learn about:


·        What is evolving in the area of the commons

·        Policy and legal issues associated with the commons

·        Case studies focusing on the elements needed to develop a commons for a particular research community

·        Changes in culture and science before and after the use of commons approaches


Please note: Registration fees are $125 for CENDI, NFAIS, ICSTI, RDA/USA or NAS members and $150 for non-members. Government agencies may contact Elinda Deans ([log in to unmask]) regarding use of your FT account for this conference.


To register or learn more about this event, visit: https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=489177&orgId=nfais


*Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, The Association of American University Presses, NISO, and ASIS&T.




CONTACT: For more information on this event or any of those shown below, please contact Jill O'Neill, Director of Professional Development at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or via email at [log in to unmask].



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