PAUL F. UHLIR
is Director of International Scientific and Technical (S&T) Information
Programs at The National Academies in Washington, D.C. His current area
of emphasis is on S&T data management and policy, and on the relationship
of intellectual property law in digital data and information to R&D
policy. In 1997 he received the National Academy of Sciences Special Achievement
Award for his work in this area. Paul has been employed at The National
Academies since 1985, first as a senior staff officer for the Space Studies
Board, where he worked on solar system exploration and environmental remote
sensing studies for NASA, and then as associate executive director of
the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Before
joining The National Academies, he worked in the general counsel's office
and as a foreign affairs officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration in the Department of Commerce. He has directed and published
over 20 NRC studies, and written or edited over 40 articles and books.
Mr. Uhlir has a B.A in history from the University of Oregon, and a J.D.
and M.A. degree in international relations, with a focus on space law
and arms control, from the University of San Diego.