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Project Title: Toward an Open Science Enterprise

PIN: PGA-OFS-16-02         

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Office of the Foreign Secretaries

Strawn, George

Subject/Focus Area:
Computers and Information Technology; Policy for Science and Technology

Toward an Open Science Enterprise
September 18, 2017 - September 19, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Christine Liu


National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 125
Washington, DC 20418

Public Symposium
Monday, September 18, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:45 am

9:00 am
Welcome and Introductions-Alexa McCray (NAM), Harvard Medical School, Committee Chair

9:15 am
Session I: Perspectives of Publishers and Journal Editors

Advocating Open Science at PLOS
Joerg Heber, Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Michael Forster, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Approaching Open Science across the Researcher Workflow
Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier

bioRxiv: A Preprint Server for the Life Sciences
John Inglis, bioRxiv and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Consuming Identifiers: A Path to Open Science
Howard Ratner, Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS)

10:50 am BREAK

11:10 am Session II: Perspectives of Private Sector and Foundations

Facilitating the Discovery of Scientific Data
Natasha Noy, Google

Providing Support and Solutions for Open Science to Achieve Impact
Jennifer Hansen, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Economics of Research Data
Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

12:10 am Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to

12:30 pm LUNCH

1:15 pm Session III: Perspectives of Federal Agencies and Academic Libraries

Opening Science and Scholarship
Michael Huerta, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Implementation and Learning Healthcare System Research in the Era of Open Science
Amy Kilbourne, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Challenges to and Progress towards Open Science from both Federal and Community-Driven Perspectives
Lindsay Powers, U.S. Geological Survey

The Open Science “Stack”: Infrastructure, Scientific Objects, and Policy
Tyler Walters, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Getting to Open: Challenges, Drivers, and Opportunities
Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library, University of California

2:55 pm BREAK

3:15 pm Session IV: Perspectives of Research Community and Scientific Societies

Fostering Open Science in Meteorological Research, Operations, and Education
Eugene Takle, Iowa State University

Paving the Rocky Road toward Open and FAIR in the Field Sciences
Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University

Developing Common Standards for Researchers, Repositories, and Publishers to Enable Open and FAIR Data in the Earth and Space Sciences
Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union

Enabling Open Science without Impeding Open Science
Kenton McHenry, National Data Service

4:35 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to

5:00 pm Public Symposium Concludes/Meeting Adjourns

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies staff only)

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Alexa McCray (Chair)
Michael Carroll
Donna Ginther
Robert Miller
Peter Schiffer
Edward Seidel
Alex Szalay
Lisa Tauxe
Heng Xu

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Review of open session
Review of report outline
Review of schedule

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Draft Report Outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 21, 2017