The mission of the Board on Research Data and Information is to improve the management, policy, and use of digital data and information for science and the broader society....
Acting through the NRC, BRDI focuses on the following tasks within its primary mission areas:
Address emerging issues in the management, policy, and use of research data and information at the national and international levels.
Through studies and reports of the NRC, provide independent and objective advice, reviews of programs, and assessment of priorities concerning research data and information activities and interests of its sponsors.
Encourage and facilitate collaboration across disciplines, sectors, and nations with regard to common interests in research data and information activities.
Monitor, assess, and contribute to the development of U.S. government and research community positions on research data and information programs and policies.
Initiate or respond to requests for consensus studies, workshops, conferences, and other activities within the Board's mission, and provide oversight for the activities performed under the Board's auspices.
Broadly disseminate and communicate the results of the Board's activities to its stakeholders and to the general public.
The Board's inaugural meeting will be held January 29-30, and will include a mini-Symposium on Author Deposit Mandates for Government Grantees. The symposium, which is open to the public and will be netcast (audio only), will begin at 4:30 EST (Washington, DC time) on the afternoon of Thursday, 29 January. Comments and questions from remote participants will be possible....
Peter Suber at 1/22/2009 05:48:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.