Toward a Disaster Resilient California:
In the fight against COVID-19, the scientific community worked together to provide answers to the policy community and the public as rapidly as they could, yet difficulties in sharing data complicated their ability to do so.
What can we do today that will allow for the scientific community’s response to be even faster and more coordinated in the face of similar disasters tomorrow? Watch our CCST Expert Briefing to learn more. Held Feb. 11, 2022.
UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UC San Diego
Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar
Maxine Savitz, PhD
Former Vice President | National Academy of Engineering
Retired, General Manager for Technology Partnerships | Honeywell
Jesus Alvelo Maurosa, PhD
Engineer / Science Analyst | National Science Foundation
Cathleen Jones, PhD
Senior Research Scientist | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Building Data Capacity for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Interim Report 1 – Looking Ahead at Data Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26297
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Building Data Capacity for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Interim Report 3 – A Comprehensive Ecosystem for PCOR. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26396
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Building Data Capacity for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Interim Report Two – Data Standards, Methods, and Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26298
Holdren, J., Cassel, C., Chyba, C., Graham, S., Lander, E., Levin, R., Penhoet, E., Press, W., Savitz, M., & Varmus, H. (2020). Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure: The Role of Data in Controlling the Spread of COVID-19. President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (OPCAST), July 28, 2020. https://opcast.org/ (Note: This publication has not been peer reviewed)
Greenberg, P. (2022). “State Open Data Laws and Policies.” National Conference of State Legislatures, January 25, 2022. https://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/state-open-data-laws-and-policies.aspx
The above resources are not meant to be a complete, comprehensive, or exhaustive review of the available literature. Please connect with our CCST Science Services team for any additional information requests regarding your policy issue of interest.
Held as Part of CCST Science & Technology Week 2022
About the California Council on Science and Technology
The California Council on Science and Technology is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature — making California’s policies stronger with science and technology since 1988. We engage leading experts in science and technology to advise State policymakers — ensuring that California policy is strengthened and informed by scientific knowledge, research, and innovation.