Chair: Inês Crespo (Roslin Institute, Uni. Edinburgh)
Ms Hana Pergl-Sustkova (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Science, ELIXIR Czech republic), Dr John Hancock (Earlham Institute, ELIXIR UK), Mr Premysl Velek (ELIXIR Hub)
ELIXIR ([www.elixir-europe.org]) is a distributed research infrastructure for biological data. It unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding life-science data generated by publicly funded research. ELIXIR’s approach to communication is defined by ELIXIR’s two main characteristics: (1) Distributed and virtual infrastructure. As a federation of...
Mr Terence O'CONNOR (Science and Technology Facilities Council)
The InterActions Collaboration was established in 2003 to coordinate international communications for the science of particle physics, and to foster peaceful collaboration across all borders. The InterActions membership comprises the world's major particle physics laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia, and reflects the global nature of funding and support for the discipline, as well...
Dr James Gillies (CERN)
SESAME, Synchrotron light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, is a third-generation light source currently being commissioned in Allan, Jordan. Established under the auspices of UNESCO, SESAME is now an independent intergovernmental organisation with Members Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey. Its mission is to provide...
85. Is it possible to design effective educational outreach programs that will meet the requirements of a large organization, provide value to the local community, and be adaptable for and/or useful to international partners?
Ms Sandra Dawson (TMT International Observatory)
For the past eight years, the TMT International Observatory has conducted an outreach program, focused on Hawaii Island, the planned site for the observatory. We designed a program to help meet Hawaii Island’s educational and workforce development needs, and to demonstrate the project’s commitment to the local community. However, as the TIO partnership expanded to include five countries we...