Program on Digital Knowledge Resources and Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Paul UhlirDirector, Office of International Scientific Information Programs, National Academy of Sciences

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Project information
Title of proposalProgram on Digital Knowledge Resources and Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Partners (IAP member organizations)Academy of Science of South Africa Brazilian Academy of Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences Indian National Science Academy
Key words (8 max)Scientific information, knowledge resources, digital networks, developing countries, international cooperation, capacity building
Requested budget (US$)$50,000
Project duration1 January 2008 - 31 December 2010 (this request is for year two funding of an initial 3-year period)
Summary (200 word max.)The primary goal of this proposed Program is to engage the IAP and its Member Academies in strengthening their own scientific and technical (S&T) capacity as well as in developing countries and transitional economies by enhancing access to and use of digital knowledge and the related infrastructure. The two major areas of focus under this Program—access to and use of (1) digital S&T data and information, and (2) digital networks and infrastructure for research and education—require sustained attention from the IAP and its Member Academies, in collaboration with other organizations working in these domains, at the international, regional, and national levels.
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