Federal Register announcement of a public meeting

mdilwort at NSF.GOV mdilwort at NSF.GOV
Tue Apr 28 14:36:00 EST 1992


          The following announcement for the public meeting "Federally
          funded genome research: science and technology transfer
          issues" was published in today's (April 27th) Federal
          Register (see page 17935).

          If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Federal
          Register or a copy of the background paper, please contact
          Sandra Beaulieu at Oak Ridge Associated Universities
          phone 615-576-7393. 


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BILLING CODE   7555-01

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF
ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
STATE, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, AND OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Federally Funded Genome Research: Science and Technology Transfer
Issues

INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE:  Committee on Life Sciences and Health/
Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and
Technology
 
ACTION:  Notice of Public Meeting

SUMMARY:  This is an announcement of a public meeting to be held
on May 21 - 22, 1992, in Washington D.C. to discuss science and
technology transfer issues related to Federally funded genome
research.  The meeting is sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Commerce (DOC), the
Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS), the Department of State (DOS), the National
Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Science and Technology
Policy (OSTP).  These Departments and Agencies are members of an
interagency committee "the Genome Patent Working Group", formed
under the Committee on Life Sciences and Health / Federal
Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology.
     The purpose of the public meeting is primarily educational;
(1) to inform the interested public about the U.S. intellectual
property protection system and technology transfer laws as
applied to genome research and its products, and (2) to gather
information from the interested public about its views and
concerns related to scientific and technology transfer issues
arising from Federally funded genome research.  
     The Genome Patent Working Group (GPWG) seeks diverse
perspectives from a broad range of organizations and individuals
including scientists in academia, industry and government
laboratories; trade associations; professional societies;
international organizations; and other interested individuals and
organizations.  

DATES AND ADDRESS:  The meeting will be held on May 21 and 22,
1992, in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences in
Washington D.C.  Attendees should use the entrance at 2100 C
Street NW.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 A.M., and is expected
to last till 5:00 P.M. on May 21, and 12:00 Noon on May 22, with
registration from 8:00 A.M to 8:30 A.M. on both days.  Members of
the public are invited to attend.  

HOW TO REGISTER:  To register to attend the meeting, contact
Sandra Beaulieu, Science/Engineering Education Division, Oak
Ridge Associated Universities, P.O. Box 117, 200 Badger Avenue,
Oak Ridge, Tennessee  37831-0117, at (615)576-7393, by May 14,
1992.  Advance registration is desirable for those who wish to
make oral presentations.  On-site registration will also be held
on the days of the meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
     Individuals wishing to make oral presentations (limited to 3
minutes) should submit their names, affiliations, addresses, and
a general topic area for their comments to Sandra Beaulieu at the
above address, or fax the information to her at (615)576-0202, by
May 14, 1992.  Representatives of organizations wishing to make
oral presentations (limited to 5 minutes) should submit their
names, the names and addresses of organizations represented, and
a general topic area for their comments to the same.  Oral
presenters may submit additional written comments as well.   


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