September 11, 2008. Beth Noveck made a presentation on Designing Digital Institutions: Science in Government at the Science in the 21st Century Conference (Setp. 8-12, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario). In her presentation, Noveck described a "lack of access to good information and useful ways of taking advantage of good science". She argued that "technology is changing the nature of expertise in public decision-making and might afford new opportunities for the scientific community to inform policy-making", and put forward proposals for "how to design a more collaborative culture that involves the scientific community more directly in decision-making".
A distinguished professor of law at New York Law School and Chair of Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School, Noveck is the founder of Peer to Patent pilot which successfully connects the technical and scientific community with decision-making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
More information on the conference: www.science21stcentury.org/
Abstract of presentation: http://www.science21stcentury.org/abstracts.html#noveck