Supporting Public Access

10:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Balcony C

Hear about challenges and strategies for making information publicly accessible and data systems interoperable to facilitate R&D, improve healthcare outcomes, and promote greater scientific progress.


Joanna Martin,

Office of Scientific and Technical Information, DOE:

will discuss as an integrated source to publicly find and access research results from across federal agencies.

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Joni Rutter,


will discuss FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles, cloud infrastructure, NIH Strategic Plan around Data Science, standards, IP, security, and privacy issues.

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Antony Williams,


will discuss development of the US-EPA CompTox Chemicals Dashboard and providing access to data supporting computational toxicology to the research community.

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Victoria Stodden,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

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Discussion Questions:

  • How closely do agencies work together to ensure interoperability of data systems / information? What are challenges? Models of successful practices?
  • What are challenges with identifying common data models and standards?
  • What are your specific challenges faced with making data transparent and accessible?
  • How have increased concerns for privacy, security, and intellectual property loss impacted ability to make information publicly available? What are strategies to assess risks for any given dataset / information? How can data infrastructure evolve to address concerns?
  • How has movement to cloud-based platforms enabled progress and what challenges need to be addressed?
  • How are data infrastructure needs resourced and how are resources prioritized?