Vice President for Academic Affairs
The increasing ease of gathering large amounts of varied data (including digital data, research specimens, artifacts, etc.), and funding of large-scale collaborative projects, have caused the broad policy issues surrounding the management of scientific and engineering research data to become critically important. The National Science Board (NSB) appointed a Data Policy Task Force to explore these various issues and develop a set of recommendations as to how collected data are shared and managed to ensure broad, timely, and long-term availability and accessibility to the entire research community.
This session will present the results of the Task Force’s work and the NSB priorities and recommendations on scientific data management based on the Task Force’s input. It will also include a discussion of the impacts, challenges, potentials and possible next steps for higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations, especially as it relates to NSF-funded grants and projects.