Wednesday, June 29, 2005
National Consultation on Access to Scientific Research Data
In mid-June, an expert Task Force, appointed by the National Research Council Canada (NRC),
came together in Ottawa to plan a national Forum as the focus of the National Consultation on
Access to Scientific Research Data (NCASRD). The Forum brought together more than seventy
leaders Canada-wide in research, data management, administration, intellectual property and other
This Report is a comprehensive review of the issues, opportunities and challenges identified at the
Forum, complemented by a selection of the supporting documents presented as Appendices.