EFSA@EXPO: Opening access to data, creating value

Technology is making data access faster and more efficient. Increasingly society is demanding more access to information held by public authorities. The session “Open risk assessment: data” looks at open data, data interoperability and data quality. Related developments at the European Commission are on the agenda for the Commission’s Jean-Claude Burgelman and Yvo Volman. The European Medicines Agency’s Hans-Georg Eichler provides another European perspective on the opening-up of clinical trial data from industry dossiers. Katy Börner of Indiana University speaks about visualising big data and Thomson Reuters’s Dave Weller looks at how identifiers can create meaningful value from data. Sweden’s Leif Busk outlines joint national and pan-EU data collection and collation efforts while Britta Gallus of Metro Group in Germany provides a private sector view on data monitoring and collection. The “Open risk assessment: data” session takes place on 15 October 2015, from 09:00 to 13:00. Follow the session live on the EFSA@EXPO website!