21 Mar

Neuroscience and Data Sharing Symposium

21 Mar 2014
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
AAAS Headquarters

Sponsored by AAAS and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

A One-Day Symposium at AAAS hosted by the NeuroPolicy and Big Data Affinity Groups.

Register to attend the live event or visit http://www.potomacinstitute.org to view the webcast.

Tweet your questions using #NeuroDataPolicy.


8:30 am - 9:00 am:     Coffee and check-in, Sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience
9:00 am - 9:20 am:     Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS and Executive Publisher of the journal Science

9:20 am - 11:30 am:   Panel I – Challenges and Opportunities in Data Sharing

  • Moderated by Jerry Sheehan, Assistant Director for Policy Development, National Library of Medicine
  • Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief, Science
  • Yuan Liu, Chief, Office of International Activities NIH/NINDS
  • Nina Preuss, Senior IT & Scientific Program Manager, Turner Consulting Group
  • Paul Albert, Branch Chief, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at NIH

11:30 am - 1:00 pm:  Lunch on your own

  • Space is available at AAAS to network while you eat

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm:   Neuromorpho.org – A Working Example in Data Sharing

  • Giorgio Ascoli, Professor of Neuroscience, George Mason University

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm:    Coffee Break, Sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience DC Metro Area Chapter
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm:   Panel II: Building the Road Forward

  • Moderated by Jennifer Buss, Director of Center for Neurotechnology Studies, PIPS
  • Rita Colwell, Chairman, Canon US Life Sciences, Inc.
  • Justin Sanchez, Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office, DARPA
  • Kristin Branson, Janelia Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Michael Huerta, Associate Director of the US National Library of Medicine, NIH
  • Erie Meyer, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm:   Closing comments Philip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Michael Swetnam, CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm:   Networking