NIH Science of Science Management Meeting

Katy Borner katy at INDIANA.EDU
Mon Sep 29 22:55:10 EDT 2008

Dear all,
there will be a "Science of Science Management" meeting at NIH this Thur 
and Fri. Agenda is below.

Due to the growth in interest, we are now video casting and have 
reserved spillover rooms.  Please feel free to distribute the video cast 
information to the various listserves and interest groups that you are 
involved.  To access the meeting go to 
<> and click on "Today's Events".  Locate the 
title "NIH Science of Science Management Meeting" to watch the live 
event.  Also, the videocasts will be available for viewing after the 
meeting at the site under "Past Events".


Science of Science Management


October 2, 2008          1:30 PM - 8:30 PM

October 3, 2008          7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Main Campus
Building 31C, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6


Thursday, October 2, 2008   1:30 PM - 8:30 PM


1:30 - 2:00                    Check-in


2:00 - 2:15                    Welcome - Meeting Overview

                                    Dr. Deborah Duran, Chief of Systemic 
Assessment Branch,

                                    Division of Evaluation and 
Systematic Assessments (DESA),

                                    Office of Portfolio Analysis and 
Strategic Initiatives (OPASI)


2:15 - 2:30                    NIH Director's Charge

                                    Dr. Elias Zerhouni, NIH Director


2:30 -- 2:45                    Invitee Introductions


2:45 - 3:00                    Opening Remarks

Dr. Alan Krensky, Director of Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic 
Initiatives (OPASI)


3:00 - 4:00                    Keynote Assessing Science - Topic TBD

Dr. Edward Roberts, Professor of Management of Technology
Founder and Chair MIT Entrepreneurship Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


                                    Open discussion


4:00 - 5:00                    Presentation - Priority Questions and 
Concepts for Breakout Discussion Groups (Four 5 minute presentations 
with 10 minute discussions)


Current State of Knowledge Assessment                              

Knowledge Generation/Advancement                                 

Knowledge Utilization/Dissemination/Diffusion                         

Public Health Impact


5:00 - 6:00                    Break


6:30 - 8:30                    Reception and 


Friday, October 3rd   7:30 AM - 4:30 PM


 7:30 - 8:00                   Continental Breakfast




8:00 - 8:05                    Welcome, Logistics

                                    Dr. Deborah Duran, Chief of Systemic 
Assessment Branch, DESA, OPASI


8:05 -8:15                     Opening Remarks

                                    Dr. Alan Krensky, Director of OPASI

Invited Expert Presentations (Four 5-7 minute presentations with 
30-minute discussions)


8:15- 9:30                      Evaluation/Assessment Topics (4 
presentations and discussion)

                                    Dr. William Trochim, Cornell University

                                    Dr. Scott Stern, Northwestern University

                                    Dr. David Wilson, George Mason 

                                    Dr. Doris Rubio, University of 


9:30 -10:45                   Knowledge Discovery/Management Topics (4 
presentations and discussion)

                                    Mary Kane, Concept Systems Inc

                                    Dr. Katy Börner, Indiana University

                                    Dr. Jason Owen-Smith, University of 

                                    Dr. Nate Osgood, University of 


10:45--11:05                  Break


11:05-12:20                  Systems/Modeling/Policy (4 presentations 
and discussion)

                                    Dr. Adam Jaffe, Brandeis University

                                    Dr. Susan Cozzens, Georgia Institute 
of Technology

                                    Dr. Lynne Zucker, University of 
California - Los Angeles

                                    Dr. Daniel Sarewitz, Arizona State 


12:20-12:30                   Charge for Afternoon Activities


12:30 - 1:15                  Lunch (provided)



Invited Experts and NIH Science Staff Cross-Talk Sessions - Chaired by 
NIH IC Directors


1:15 - 3:30                    Small Group, Multi-disciplinary Breakout 
Discussion Groups

Themes:                                                              Chair

Current State of Knowledge Assessment            Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NIDCR

Knowledge Generation/Advancement                 Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA

Knowledge Utilization/Dissemination/Diffusion    Dr. Thomas Insel, NIMH

Public Health Impact                                         Dr. Paul 
Sieving, NEI


                                                Charge: Develop concepts 
and priorities for NIH to assess priority question


3:45 - 4:25                    Highlights from breakout groups (Four 10 
minute presentations by IC Director Chairs)




4:25 - 4:30                    Closing Remarks/Future Directions

                                     Dr. Alan Krensky, Director

Katy Borner, Victor H. Yngve Associate Professor of Information Science
Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University

10th Street & Jordan Avenue     Phone:  (812) 855-3256   Fax: -6166
Wells Library 021               E-mail: katy at
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA      WWW:

Mapping Science exhibit is currently on display at 
- National Science Foundation, 10th Floor, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, permanent display.
- National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada, April 3-Aug. 29, 2008.
- National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, May 17-Nov. 15, 2008.

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