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NSB Task Force on Data Policies - Expert Panel, March 28-29

NSB Task Force on Data Policies - Expert Panel, March 28-29

NSF is beginning to grapple with the thorny issues of data policies, such as what are the goals for such policies, how has data publication impacted innovation, what is the early experience with the NSF-wide requirement, what are the impacts on research universities, what are the legal complexities, how should the various repositories be funded and to what extent should NSF assist in development and adoption of standards?

National Science Foundation

Media Advisory 11-009
National Science Board Task Force on Data Policies to Hold Expert Panel Discussion on March 28-29 at NSF Headquarters

March 21, 2011

The National Science Board's (NSB) Committee on  Strategy and Budget (CSB), Task Force on Data Policies will host a  two-day expert panel discussion on March 28 and 29, at the National  Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters in Arlington, Va.

Experts  from across the United States and from the United Kingdom and Germany  will participate in this workshop discussion.  The full meeting agenda is online.

Members of the media and the public are invited to the meeting. Highlights include:

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

8:20a.m. - 10 a.m.  Session I: The Vision of Data-Intensive Science

Guiding  questions: What are some of the defining characteristics of  data-intensive science? What are the goals for enabling re-use and  re-purposing of data? What new opportunities and new types of science  have yet to be realized? These questions build upon the vision for a new  NSF-wide program in computational and data-intensive science.

10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Session II: Reproducibility, First Steps and Guiding Principles

Guiding  questions: Reproducibility starts to scope the problem and drives all  sorts of related issues (curation, cost, etc.). What does this mean for  types of discovery that need data sharing? What are the implications for  data publishing and data citation? Would complete data release include  the original, "raw" data; cleaned-up, publication-ready data, along with  the methods for clean-up; publication-ready data with the meta-data  necessary to reproduce any interpretations of the data; raw data with  software to make it usable to others; data organized in a way that is  interoperable to some standard; etc.?

12:30 p.m.  Lunch Presentation: High Performance Cyberinfrastructure is Needed to Enable Data-Intensive Science and Engineering

Dr.  Larry Smarr, Harry E. Gruber Professor, Department of Computer Science  and Engineering, University Of California, San Diego Jacobs School of  Engineering; and Director, California Institute for Telecommunications  and Information Technology

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Session III: Exemplars, Lessons Learned

Guiding questions: What types of incentives can be created? How has data publication impacted innovation?

3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Session IV: Impacts

Guiding  questions: What are the measurable impacts? What is the early  experience with the NSF-wide requirement for Data Management Plans? What  are the impacts on research universities? What are the international  complexities, particularly for large facilities with international  partnerships? What are the legal complexities? What is the potential for  overlap of policy when comparing the curatorship of physical specimens  and the management of large, and often digital, datasets?


8:30 a.m.  National Science Foundation Perspective

Remarks from officials from the National Science Foundation

8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Session V: Policy Issues

Guiding  questions: How do we frame the issues for institutions, government  agencies, publishers and any other stakeholders? What are the relative  merits of various types of repositories for data? How should the various  repositories be funded? To what extent should NSF assist in development  and adoption of standards for such efforts? To what extent should  deposit in repositories be required of awardees?

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Public Comment Period

Dr. José-Marie Griffiths will take a few comments and questions from the audience present at the workshop

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Session IV: Policy Issues (continued)

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