The Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) has released this report: Designing the Microbial Research Commons: Proceedings of an International Workshop, a compilation of edited presentations from the workshop.
Although it uses microbiology as a focal point, it is analogous to the situation in many other life sciences and scientific disciplines, looking at new intellectual property, institutional, and governance mechanisms for broadening access and reuse of publicly-funded materials, data, and info. The meeting was organized in collaboration with the Board on Life Sciences.
A free pdf is available electronically (after registering), and print copies may be ordered through the National Academies Press. Additional information about the background of this project may be found on the Board’s website.