Workshops

Linking International Databases to Build Strategic Academic Partnerships in Science

Date:

May 14, 2014 – May 15, 2014


Meeting Place:

May 14 National Science Foundation, Room 310
4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

May 15 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

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Organizers:

Katy Börner

Katy Börner

Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington; Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center & Curator of Mapping Science exhibit, Bloomington, IN
ude.anaidni@ytak
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Libby Lyons

Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons

Senior Advisor, Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary and Office of Conservation and Water Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), U.S. Department of State
vog.etats@EEsnoyL
PR2

Workshop Goals & Agenda:

The workshop will explore the framework and logistical/technical issues associated with developing a nongovernmental platform, currently called PEGASCIS, the Platform for Enhancing Global Academic Strategic Collaboration in Science, to help universities find strategic international partners in science, technology and innovation (STI). The State Department is participating to catalyze platform development that adds strong international components to many ongoing data efforts. This would include expanding institutional profiles beyond research to include data on international engagement, cultural and language collaborations, joint teaching, research and centers, as well as student, faculty, and alumni international associations. Such a platform would make information on U.S. academic institutions easily available to foreign institutions seeking to partner. The platform should be developed to be compatible with and adoptable by many nations, including developing countries, thus enabling U.S. institutions to find appropriate foreign partners. In addition to adding matchmaking power, the platform will enhance understanding global trends in international STI and provide contextual material on best practices in international partnerships, country profiles, and STI foresight.

Workshop objectives include:

  • Establishing functionality needs for institutional‐level STI partnerships – from users, developers;
  • Exploring status of existing datasets, platforms, visualization and mining tools;
  • Developing ways to leverage existing efforts, especially for international platform components;
  • Determining roles of different stakeholders in advancing platform development; and
  • Developing a consensus on next steps in development of platform.

The workshop outputs will inform a small PEGASCIS Scoping Meeting planned for July 2014 for high‐level
leaders from universities, foundations, industry, government, and science NGOs to discuss possible
trajectories for platform development.

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

12:00pm Organizers’ Welcome and Setting the Stage
Katy Börner, Indiana University
Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons, Department of State
12:20pm Introduction by Participants (5 min per person/organization)
2:15pm Break
2:45pm Overview Talks
3:45pm Discussion of Opportunities and Challenges
5:30pm Adjourn
6:30pm Joint dinner, TBD

Thursday, May 15, 2014

8:30am Coffee, Tea, Refreshments
9:00am Breakout Sessions (pick one)
  1. What functionality/decision‐making should the platform support? (Libby leads)
  2. Desirable hardware‐software features, alignment with foreign efforts (Katy leads)
10:30am Breakout Session Reports
11:00am Second Best Ideas
12:00pm Joint Lunch
1:00pm Breakout Sessions (pick one)
  1. Overcoming barriers to adoption, metrics to demonstrate value of platform
  2. Integrating other information – e.g., best practices, foresight, country profiles
2:00pm Breakout Session Reports
2:30pm Break
3:00pm Breakout Sessions (both groups address same topics)
  1. Scenarios for scope of inclusion, activities, timeframe, costs, feasibility
  2. Role of different stakeholders, next steps
4:00pm Breakout Session Reports and Collaboration and Funding Opportunities
5:00pm Adjourn

Participants Attending:

Paul Albert

Paul Albert

Assistant Librarian, Samuel J. Wood Library, Weill Cornell Medical College
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Amy Brand

Amy Brand

VP Academic & Research Relations, VP North America, Digital Science
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Neda Bostani

Neda Bostani

Research Scholar, AAAS

Kiki Caruson

Kiki Caruson

Associate Professor, and Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global Affairs, University of South Florida
PR2

Jeff Clovis

Jeff Clovis

Sr Director, CE&SS at Thomson Reuters

Sally Crimmins

Sally Crimmins

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, The State University of New York
PR2

Dave Eichmann

Dave Eichmann

Associate Professor, Director, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
PR2 | Slides

Brad Farnsworth

Brad Farnsworth

Assistant Vice President, American Council on Education (ACE)

Jane Gatewood

Jane Gatewood

Associate Provost for Global Engagement, University of Rochester
PR2

William Gunn

William Gunn

Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley Ltd.
PR2

Brian Haugen

Brian Haugen

Health Science Policy Analyst, National Institutes of Health
PR2

Jim Herrington

Jim Herrington

Director, Division of International Relations, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

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Derek Hill

Senior Analyst, National Science Foundation

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Bill Neufeld

Program Officer, National Science Foundation

Julia Trimmer

Julia Trimmer

Manager, Faculty Data Systems, Duke University
PR2

Vaughan Turekian

Vaughan Turekian

Chief International Officer, AAAS

Griffin Weber

Griffin Weber

Chief Technology Officer, Harvard Medical School
PR2 | Slides

Maria Zemankova

Maria Zemankova

Program Director, National Science Foundation

Interested But Cannot Attend:

Bill Colglazier

Bill Colglazier

Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State

Frances Colón

Frances Colón

Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State

Holly Falk-Krzesinski

Holly Falk-Krzesinski

Vice President of Global Academic & Research Relations Elsevier

Ron Cushing

Ron Cushing

Director, International Services, University of Cincinnati
PR2

Melissa Haendel

Melissa Haendel

Lead Ontologist, Assistant Professor, OHSU Library, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University

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Graham Harrison

Acting Section Head for ISE, National Science Foundation

Aaron Miles

Aaron Miles

Program Analyst, USAID

Jim Onken

Jim Onken

Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Joshua Rosenbloom

Joshua Rosenbloom

Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program, National Science Foundation

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Wally Schaffer

Senior Scientific Advisor for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Gautham Venugopalan

Gautham Venugopalan

Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Travel/Housing:

Please contact Samantha Hale (ude.anaidni@elahjs) for travel arrangement.

Acknowledgements:

This effort is supported by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: