NSF Dear Colleague Letter

From the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: New Solutions to Create Integrative Data Management Infrastucture(s) for Research Across the Sciences :

“NSF seeks transformative approaches to create integrative data management infrastructures across science and engineering disciplines that will advance US research and innovation through new capabilities empowering the majority of the nation’s researchers whether they are working individually, in small groups, or as part of large projects.”

To accomplish this, NSF is hosting a series of webinars followed by a charrette meeting. The discussions will provide an opportunity for the community to shape the initial integrative data-focused infrastructure vision and to interact with the leadership of the NSF units involved (i.e., MPS, BIO, CISE, EHR, ENG, GEO, OCI, and SBE).

The first webinar will be tomorrow, June 15, from 1-3pm Eastern. Details about how to register for this webinar are at the bottom of the Dear Colleague Letter page .

Quick Guide to Data Citation

The IASSIST (International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology) Special Interest Group on Data Citation (SIGDC) promotes awareness of data-related research and scholarship through data citation. Earlier this month the group published a Quick Guide to Data Citation , which includes elements of a data citation and MLA, APA, and Chicago examples of a data citation. See the SIGDC website for information about the group’s other initiatives, such as work with citation management software developers to encourage them to include a “dataset” option in citable resources.