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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Appendix A
Committee Meeting Agendas

Committee on Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information about Biological Threats through Scientific Collaboration and Communication

These open and closed sessions were part of the committee’s information-gathering process. They are listed in chronological order. Presentations that were pre-recorded are noted.

MEETING 1
JUNE 29, 2021
VIRTUAL

Meeting Objectives:

  • Learn about the background of why the study was requested and the Statement of Task.
  • Discuss the Statement of Task and the committee’s scope with the sponsor.
  • Learn and discuss regional perspectives on the study topic.

OPEN SESSION

8:15–8:25 Welcome and Introductions

Kavita Berger, Director, Board on Life Sciences

Andrea Hodgson, Study Director, Board on Life Sciences

Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Co-Chair

Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University, Co-Chair

8:25–8:45 Presentation of the Task

Kavita Berger, Director, Board on Life Sciences

8:45–8:55 Overview of Study Plans

Andrea Hodgson, Study Director, Board on Life Sciences

8:55–9:00 Break
9:00–10:00

Panel Discussion: Understanding Local Scientific Perspectives on Addressing Inaccurate or Misleading Information

Moderator: Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University, Co-Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Invited Speakers:

Dato’ Prof. Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Mdm. Hazami Habib, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Finarya Legoh, Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia

Dr. Rowena Guevara, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines

10:00 Adjourn Meeting

MEETING 2
JULY 28, 2021
VIRTUAL

Meeting Objectives:

  • Learn about scholarship of misleading and inaccurate information, and how it applies to the identification and spread of such information and the impact on scientific research and public health measures.
  • Discuss how scientists in Central and Southeast Asia can in practice develop and evaluate the evidence base to combat false claims based on misleading and inaccurate information.

OPEN SESSION

8:00–8:10 Welcome and Introductions

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

Jenell Walsh-Thomas, Study Co-Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration

Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Co-Chair

8:10–8:40

Knowledge of Misleading and Inaccurate Information (Recorded Presentations)

Mike Cacciatore, University of Georgia

Tara Kirk Sell, Johns Hopkins University

Puma Shen, National Taipei University, DoubleThink Labs

Edson Tandoc, Nanyang Technological University

Renee DiResta, Stanford Internet Observatory

8:40–9:10 Panel Discussion with Committee Q&A
Moderators:

Shirley Ho, Nanyang Technological University

Seema Yasmin, Stanford University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Speakers:

Mike Cacciatore, University of Georgia

Tara Kirk Sell, Johns Hopkins University

Puma Shen, National Taipei University, DoubleThink Labs

Edson Tandoc, Nanyang Technological University

Renee DiResta, Stanford Internet Observatory

9:10–9:15 Break
9:15–9:40 Breakout Group Discussions

Breakout Group 1: Identifying and addressing the spread of inaccurate and misleading information in public domains

Facilitator: Shirley Ho

Notes/report out: Wibool Piyawattanametha

Breakout Group 2: Evaluating the evidence base for combating false claims

Facilitator: Seema Yasmin

Notes/report out: Herawati Sudoyo

Breakout Group 3: Translating scholarship into practice for engaging scientists in countering inaccurate and misleading information

Facilitator: Jeanne Fair

Notes/report out: Pam Hinds

9:40–9:55 Report Back from Breakout Discussions
9:55–10:00 Closing Remarks

Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University, Co-Chair

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

10:00 Adjourn Meeting

MEETING 3
AUGUST 11, 2021
VIRTUAL

Meeting Objectives:

  • Learn about the scholarship of how scientific networks work and how different groups interact with each other, highlighting unique aspects of scientific networks in Southeast Asia.
  • Discuss how scientists in Central and Southeast Asia are developing and/or can develop a scientific network, including those to promote accurate information that could be used to counter false claims based on misleading and inaccurate information.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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OPEN SESSION

8:00–8:10 Welcome and Introductions

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

Jenell Walsh-Thomas, Study Co-Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration

Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University, Co-Chair

8:10–8:40

Science and Practice of Networks (Recorded Presentations)

Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

Meeyoung Cha, KAIST

Le Tien Dung, Vietnam Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

8:40–9:10 Panel Discussion with Committee Q&A
Moderators:

Jeanne Fair, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, University of South Florida

Speakers:

Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

Meeyoung Cha, KAIST

Le Tien Dung, Vietnam Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

9:10–9:15 Break
9:15–9:40 Breakout Group Discussions
Three Breakout Groups: Discussing the science of networks and team science, learning from past and current scientific networks, and creating a sustainable and impactful network
Breakout Group 1:
Facilitator: Pamela Hinds
Notes/report out: David Allison
Breakout Group 2:
Facilitator: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
Notes/report out: Rebecca Moritz
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Breakout Group 3:
acilitator: Chai Lay Ching
Notes/report out: Herawati Sudoyo
9:40–9:55 Report Back from Breakout Discussions
9:55–10:00 Closing Remarks

Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Co-Chair

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

10:00 Adjourn Meeting

MEETING 4
SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
VIRTUAL

Meeting Objectives:

  • Discuss how life and social sciences, including computational biology, have been and can be used to develop the scientific knowledge base about infectious disease and other biological threats.
  • Discuss how the life and social science communities share and analyze data, evaluate communicated results and claims, and increase the quality and accuracy of communicated scientific information through scientific cooperation and collaboration, particularly focusing on Southeast Asia.
  • Learn about current and new initiatives and activities for addressing mis- and disinformation, particularly focusing on efforts relevant to or in Southeast Asia.

OPEN SESSION

8:00–8:10 Welcome and Introductions

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

Jenell Walsh-Thomas, Study Co-Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration

Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Co-Chair

8:10–8:40 Leveraging Scientific Evidence and Initiatives Addressing Misleading Information (Recorded Presentations)
Speakers on Leveraging the Scientific Evidence Base for Infectious Disease Threats:

Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, GISAID at Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore

Barbara Han, Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Speakers on Current and New Initiatives Addressing Mis- and Disinformation:

Christine (Chris) Czerniak, World Health Organization

Francesco Marelli, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (video only)

Le Tien Dung, Vietnam Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

8:40–9:50 Salon-Style Q&A with Panelists and Discussion with Committee and Participants
Moderators:

Rebecca Moritz, Colorado State University

Lay Ching Chai, University of Malaysia

Discussant:

Vanny Narita, National Innovation Council of the Republic of Indonesia, ASEAN

Speakers:

Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, GISAID at Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore

Barbara Han, Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Christine (Chris) Czerniak, World Health Organization

Le Tien Dung, Vietnam Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

9:55–10:00 Closing Remarks

Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University, Co-Chair

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

10:00 Adjourn Meeting

MEETING 5
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
VIRTUAL

Meeting Objectives:

  • Learn about the scholarship and academic literature about open science and online sharing of scientific data access and sharing, including
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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    through virtual platforms, preprint/non-peer-reviewed servers, open science databases, and other sources.

  • Learn about how scientific data and results are shared among and used by scientists in Central and Southeast Asia, particularly focusing on access through these open science and online platforms. Included in this question is whether and how data from different sources (e.g., patient data versus other biological data) are shared and accessible to scientists to enable analyses and peer review via the online platforms.
  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of relying on scientific data, analyses, and information communicated through these open science and online platforms.
  • Discuss how uncertainty is described through open science and online platforms in times of crisis and times of stability (or no crisis, when time exists for data to be generated, analyzed, and critically peer reviewed).
  • Discuss strategies for identifying inaccurate and misleading information and determining whether and which information needs to be addressed urgently, and what mis- and disinformation is not urgent versus urgent to address (i.e., when response is immediate) and with patient data versus other biological data.

OPEN SESSION

8:00–8:10 Welcome and Introductions

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

Jenell Walsh-Thomas, Study Co-Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration

Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University, Co-Chair

8:10–8:40 Open Science and Information Sharing in Times of Crisis and Stability (Recorded Presentations)

Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman, Malaysia Open Science Platform

Anders Karlsson, Elsevier

Katerina Sedova, Georgetown University

8:40–9:55 Panel Discussion with Committee Q&A
Moderators:

David Allison, Indiana University Bloomington

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, University of South Florida

Speakers:

Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman, Malaysia Open Science Platform

Anders Karlsson, Elsevier

Katerina Sedova, Georgetown University

Tara Kirk Sell, Johns Hopkins University (discussion only)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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9:55–10:00 Closing Remarks

Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Co-Chair

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

10:00 Adjourn Meeting

MEETING 6
NOVEMBER 15, 2021
VIRTUAL

Meeting Objectives:

  • Discuss the current draft of the report to identify what is missing and what still needs to be added.
  • Discuss the figures and any modifications.

CLOSED SESSION

7:00–8:30 Purpose of Meeting, Statement of Task Review, and Walk-Through of the Strategy Report

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

Jenell Walsh-Thomas, Study Co-Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration

8:30–8:35 Break
8:35–9:50 Walk-Through of the How-To Guide and Supportive Information

Kavita Berger, Study Co-Director, Board on Life Sciences

Jenell Walsh-Thomas, Study Co-Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration

9:50–10:00 Network Mapping of Platforms Enabling Active Participation of Scientists

Jessica De Mouy, Research Associate, Board on Life Sciences

10:00 Adjourn Meeting
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Misinformation about outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics is a decades-old problem that has been exacerbated by the rise of the internet and the widespread use of social media. Some false claims may be addressed through sound scientific analysis, suggesting that scientists can help counter misinformation by providing evidence-based, scientifically defensible information that may discredit or refute these claims. This report explains how scientists can work collaboratively across scientific disciplines and sectors to identify and address inaccuracies that could fuel mis- and disinformation. Although the study focused on a scientific network primarily in Southeast Asia, it is relevant to scientists in other parts of the world. A companion "how-to-guide", available in print and in digital form, outlines practical steps that scientists can take to assess mis- or disinformation, determine whether and how they should address it, and effectively communicate the corrective information they develop.

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