ICPSR supports public access to federally funded digital data

On November 4, 2011, the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a request for information on “Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research.”

ICPSR submitted a response to OSTP strongly supporting open access to scientific data and advocating “long-lived, sustainable institutions for archiving, preserving, and disseminating data in each specialized scientific domain.” In our opinion, dedicated repositories are the best way to meet the diverse needs of different scientific communities.

ICPSR also emphasizes the need for better citation of scientific data and champions partnerships between domain repositories and other memory institutions.

The full text of the ICPSR response is here (pdf).

2012-01-12

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