The American Association for the Advancement of Science has posted FY13 Budget Release Information for DOE, NOAA, and NSF. The President’s Budget for FY 2013 will be released on February 13. As in prior years, we will be posting schedule information for agency budget briefings to the R&D Budget and Policy Program website. Initial information for the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been posted; others will follow soon. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date information.
- Analysis of R & D Investments in FY 2012 Appropriations Bill (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
Data Use and Access
Science Magazine, February 11, 2011
In the 11 February 2011 issue, Science joins with colleagues from Science Signaling, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Careers to provide a broad look at the issues surrounding the increasingly huge influx of research data. This collection of articles highlights both the challenges posed by the data deluge and the opportunities that can be realized if we can better organize and access the data. Science is making access to this entire collection FREE (simple registration is required for non-subscribers).
For collection of articles on data use and access, click on Special Online Collection: Dealing with Data.
To delve deeper into these issues, we polled our peer reviewers from last year and learned that lack of standardization, lack of metadata, and privacy concerns are among the major obstacles. How can we best overcome these challenges or others specific to your field? What role(s) should funding agencies, journals, individual scientists, and society play in the development and maintenance of data archives?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section below and in our poll about data use and availability.
- Dumped On by Data: Scientists Say a Deluge Is Drowning Research – Research (chronicle.com)
- Defining A Data Deluge (npr.org)
… The National Science Board established a Task Force on Data Policies under its Committee on Strategy and Budget in early February. Characterizing “the broad policy issues surrounding the management of scientific and engineering research data” as “critically important,” the Task Force was charged with “further defining the issues and outlining possible options to make the use of data more effective in meeting NSF’s [National Science Foundation] mission.” … A description of the Task Force activities, its members, a wide-ranging list of “possible data policy issues,” and a schedule calling for the drafting of a final report between February and May 2011 is available here. …
Source: Richard Jones, FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Volume 128, December 22, 2010