[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2012)]
[Page 1956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-358]



National Science Board; Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment 
on the National Science Board Data Policies Report

AGENCY: National Science Board (NSB), NSF.

ACTION: Request for public comments.


SUMMARY: The National Science Board seeks comments from the public on 
the report from the Committee on Strategy and Budget's Task Force on 
Data Policies, Digital Research Data Sharing and Management.

DATES: Send comments by email to Blane Dahl at the National Science 
Board Office at [email protected]. Comments are due by close of business 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Recognizing that the proliferation of 
digital research data has significant policy implications, the National 
Science Board Committee on Strategy and Budget established the Task 
Force on Data Policies to lead a broad examination on how research data 
collected with NSF funding are shared and managed to ensure broad, 
timely, and long-term availability to the research community. The 
recommendations in the resulting Data Policies Report reflect the 
Board's firm commitment to ensuring broad, timely, and sustained access 
to digital research data; addressing the cost burdens associated with 
managing digital research data; and developing a qualified workforce in 
data-enabled science and engineering.
    The full Report is available at http:[sol][sol]www.nsf.gov/nsb/
news/news_summ.jsp?cntn--id=122702&org=NSB&from=news. Comments should 
be germane to the subject matter of the Report.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this 
notice, please contact the National Science Board Office, telephone: 
(202) 292-7000.

    Dated: January 6, 2012.
Ann Bushmiller,
Senior Counsel to the National Science Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-358 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]