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18 March 2013

 

10:00 Welcome by the hosting Organization and RDA
Chair: John Wood, Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities and RDA Council    

Session Overview & Speaker profile
Karin Markides, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology
 
Kerstin Eliasson, Chair for the Council for Research Infrastructures at the Swedish Research Council
10:20 Towards an Open Access Research Data without Barriers or Borders - RDA Mission
Chair: John Wood, Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities and RDA Council

Session Overview & Speaker profiles
Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe
 

   Opening up scientific data

His Excellency Mr Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC, Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO
 

   Towards an Open Access Research Data
   without Barriers or Borders

Farnam Jahanian, Director for CISE, National Science Foundation
 

   From Data to Knowledge to Discovery

Peter Fox, Professor and Director Information Technology and Web Science Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tetherless World Constellation Chair
 

   Can it get any more important than this?

 

Panel Debate and concluding remarks


13:30 The road to RDA
Chair: Juan Bicarregui, Director of e-Science, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Session Overview & Speaker profiles
Shelagh Whittleston , Counsellor, Education and Research DIISRTE Australian Embassy and Mission to the European Union
 
 
Alan Blatecky , Director Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI), National Science Foundation (NSF), US
 
   5 Principles for an Open Data Infrastructure -
   G8+5 White Paper
   Research Data Alliance Colloquium (RDAC)
 
Chris Greer, Associate Director in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Acting Senior Advisor for Cloud Computing
 
 
Carlos Morais-Pires, Scientific Officer, Excellence in Science DG CONNECT & coordinator, Scientific Data e-Infrastructures, DG CONNECT, European Commission
 
   The Road to RDA
Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit "eInfrastructure" in DG CONNECT, European Commission
 
   Data Infrastructures
 
14:30 RDA Governance model
Chair: Peter Wittenburg, Head of the Language Archive Unit at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen

Session Overview & Speaker profiles
Francine Berman, Chair of the Research Data Alliance / U.S., Edward G. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science and Director of Center for a Digital Society, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 
   Research Data Alliance @ T=0: Goals,
  Principles, Component Groups - Full Session
  Presentation
Juan Bicarregui, Director of e-Science, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
 
Ross Wilkinson, Executive Director, Australian National Data Service, Australia
 
16:00 A global alliance for global data: expectations and call for ideas from other countries
International Panel Chair: John Wood, Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities and RDA Council

Session Overview & Speaker profiles
Zhu Xueyan, Project Officer, Department of Basic Research, Ministry of Science and Technology of China
 
   Introduction of the Scientific Data Sharing
   Project of China - A Positive View for RDA
Pam Bjornson, Director General, National Research Council - CISTI Canada
 
   Towards a National Data Strategy
Devika Madalli, Associate professor at the Documentation Research and Training Centre Indian Statistical Institute
 
   Data, Digital Repositories and Interoperability
Wim Hugo, Chief Data and Information Officer - SAEON
 
   The Data and Services Manifesto
Wright Colin, Meraka Institute, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa
 
 
 

 

19 March 2013

 

09:00 Data Driven Research - Experiences from the Humanities and Life Sciences
Chair: Andrew Treloar , Director of Technology, Australian National Data Service

Session Overview & Speaker profiles
Manfred Laubichler, President’s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at Arizona State University
 
   A Computational Research System for the
    History of Science and its Connections to
    Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Theory and
   Open Data
 
Phil Bourne, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industrial Alliances and a professor of pharmacology at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
 
   Best Practices for Data: A Biologists View
 
11:00 RDA Agora: Case Statement Presentations, Q&A, Feedback & Brainstorming
Chairs: Beth Plale , Director Data to Insight Center, Professor of Computer Science, Indiana University Bloomington

 
Overview Presentations    Agora : the Working Group Commons - Full Session Presentation

 

20 March 2013

 

09:00 United we stand: RDA and the data initiatives around the world
Moderated by Alan Blatecky, Director Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI), National Science Foundation (NSF), US

Session Overview & Speaker profiles
Scott Brim, Deputy Technology Officer of Internet2
 
   Internet Engineering Task Force and
    Research Data Alliance
 
Bob Chen Director and Senior Research Scientist, CIESIN, Columbia University and CODATA
 
   CODATA and the Research Data Alliance
Mustapha Mokrane Executive Director, ICSU World Data System International Programme Office
 
   Collaboration between Research Data
    Alliance and ICSU World Data System
Robert Kahn, President & CEO, CNRI and DONA 
 
   Pursuing An Open Architecture for Managing
    Information in the Internet
 
Ross Wilkinson, Executive Director, Australian National Data Service, Australia(RDA)

Alan Blatecky, Director Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI), National Science Foundation (NSF), US

 

   Panel debate and Concluding remarks

 

 
11:00 Reports from Interest Groups, Candidate Working Groups, BoFs
Chairs: Peter Wittenburg, Head of the Language Archive Unit at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen and Herman Stehouwer, Coordinator, Max Planck for Psycholinguistics  

 
Representatives from groups   Working Group Commons : Reports - Full Presentation   
13:30 RDA Plenum meeting
Facilitator: Kevin Ashley, Director at Digital Curation Centre, UK

15:15 Announcement of next Plenary plans
Chair: Sayeed Choudhury , Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University

15:30 Closing remarks by Leif Laaksonen, Collaboration Director at CSC — IT Center for Science, iCordi Project Coordinator and RDA Steering Group member