Scientific Data Management Workshop


The World Data System of the International Science Council (WDS), the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) invite you to an event organized within the scope of FAPESP Research Program on eScience and Data Science:

Second Latin America and Caribbean
SCIENTIFIC Data Management Workshop
14-15th April 2020  


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Event free of charge | Places are limited | Event in english without simultaneous translation


This workshop will be centered around discussions on data management best practices for data repositories, and on new trends and perspectives for scientific data systems.

Invited keynote speakers and panels will focus on analyzing and finding concrete solutions to some of the technical, political, and infrastructure issues identified during the 1st Latin America and Caribbean Workshop held in 2018.



Mr Mark Leggott - Executive Director of Research Data Canada/CANARIE

As Executive Director of Research Data Canada (RDC), Mark builds on the existing progress of RDC and facilitates broad stakeholder outreach to launch programs that strengthen Canada’s research data management capacity. Under Mark’s leadership, RDCwill move forward with programs that ensure data management solutions evolve in concert with other elements of Canada’s digital research infrastructure. Before joining CANARIE, Mark enjoyed a successful academic career, most recently as the University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island. Mark sat on the Tri-Agencies’ Data Management Policy Advisory Committee, and has also contributed to CANARIE’s Software Technical Advisory Committee and Federated Single Sign-On Committee. Mark brings business acumen and technical savvy to his considerable knowledge of the research data management ecosystem as the founder of the Islandora project, an open source digital asset management system.



Prof Alexa McCray - Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Alexa T. McCray conducts research on knowledge representation and discovery, with a special focus on the significant “Tower of Babel” problems that persist in the curation, dissemination, and exchange of scientific and clinical information in biomedicine and health.
Alexa is the former director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, a research division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. While at the NIH, she directed the design and development of a number of national information resources, including Before joining the NIH she was on the research staff of IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. She received a PhD from Georgetown University and served on the faculty there. She conducted predoctoral research at MIT. Alexa joined Harvard Medical School in 2005, where she was founding co-director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and associate director of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.
Alexa was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly IOM) in 2001. She is the incoming co-chair the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Board on Research Data and Information. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). She is the immediate past president of ACMI and is a past member of the board of both the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Medical Informatics Association.



Dra. Isabel Galina Russell - Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Isabel Galina is currently a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) where she works mainly on new modes of scholarship and digital projects within the Humanities. She is a founding member and current president of the Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD), which aims to promote and strengthen Digital Humanities with special emphasis on research and teaching in Spanish as well as the Latin American region in general.



Marcela Alfaro Córdoba - Assistant Professor of Statistics, Universidad de Costa Rica

Assistant Professor of statistics at the School of Statistics, University of Costa Rica. She is interested in developing novel statistical methods to address scientific questions related to the environment. Her applications areas include climate, weather forecast, and veterinary.
Marcela is committed to practicing open science and she believes in mentoring young scientists. Her volunteering activities include being a co-chair of CODATA-RDA Schools of Data Science, organizing the R-ladies chapter in San José and being part of the organizing committee of ConectaR2019, the first R Users Conference in Central America.


• Spatiotemporal Statistical Modeling
• Functional Data Analysis
• Computational Statistics
• Reproducible Science


Accommodation and Logystics  

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Venue: FAPESP I Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa, São Paulo, SP


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