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Project Title: Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science

PIN: DEPS-SSB-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

Sheffer, Abigail

Subject/Focus Area:
Computers and Information Technology; Earth Sciences; Space and Aeronautics

Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science
November 14, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Avenue Suites
2500 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20037

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: Abigail Sheffer
Phone: 202-334-3863


Agenda updated 11-09-2017. Open and closed sessions are subject to change.

November 14, 2017 - Avenue Room


      Speaker Schedule
      10:30 AM: Current Policies and Study Expectations  -  Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA SMD Associate Administrator and Michael New, NASA SMD Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Research
      1:00 PM: Panel Discussion with SMD Divisions  -  Martin Still, NASA Astrophysics; Kevin Murphy, NASA Earth Science; Gordon Johnston, NASA Planetary Science
      2:30 PM: Open Data for Science  -  Gale Allen, NASA Chief Scientist (acting)
      3:30 PM: General Discussion of Software Data Policy

November 15, 2017 - Avenue Room


      Speaker Schedule
      9:15 AM: Open Code Overview  -  Arfon Smith, Space Telescope Science Institute
      10:00 AM: Opportunities and Challenges for Open Code  -  Lea Shanley, Renaissance Computing Institute
      11:00 AM: Free (Libre) Software Perspective  -  Richard Stallman (via telecon), Free Software Foundation
      11:30 AM: Open Discussion Period
      1:00 PM: Open Science Perspective  -  Courtney Soderberg, Center for Open Science
      1:30 PM: Implications of Open vs Closed Software for Heliophysics Modeling  -  Spiro Antiochos, NASA Goddard
      2:00 PM: Caltech/IPAC Perspective  -  David Imel, IPAC Manager
      2:30 PM: Open Discussion Period

November 16, 2017 - Avenue Room


      Speaker Schedule
      9:15 AM: Thoughts on Open Code – An Academic Perspective  -  Otis Brown (via WebEx), NCSU/ORIED
      9:45 AM: NOAA's Challenges and Opportunities with Open Code  -  Ed Kearns, NOAA

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Chelle L. Gentemann - (Co-Chair)
Mark A. Parsons - (Co-Chair)
Kelle Cruz
Brenda J. Dietrich
Christopher L. Fryer
Joe Giacalone
Sara J. Graves
Joseph Harrington
Elva J. Jones
Maria M. Kuznetsova
Clifford A. Lynch
Melissa A. McGrath
Aaron Ridley

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Toward an Open Science Enterprise Committee;
Bias and Conflict;
Balance and Composition;
Future Meeting Planning

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 1, 2017