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Recent Publications

Open Science Report ImageOpen Science By Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research (2018)
In July 2018, an expert committee under the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) publicly released a consensus report that provides guidance to the research enterprise and its stakeholders as they work to achieve open science. 
Visit the project page for additional information. 


BRDI 2017 Workshop Proceedings In Brief
International Coordination for Science Data Infrastructure: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief (2018)
In November 2017, BRDI organized a public symposium on international coordination for science data infrastructure in Washington, DC, as part of the 15th BRDI/U.S. CODATA Board Meeting. This Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief summarizes the presentations and discussions from the symposium.

The mission of the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is to improve the stewardship, policy, and use of digital data and information for science and the broader society. The Board does this through the following tasks:

  1. Address emerging issues in the management, policy, and use of research data and information at the national and international levels; 
  2. Through studies and reports of the National Academies, provide independent and objective advice, reviews of programs, and assessment of priorities concerning research data and information activities and interests of its sponsors;  
  3. Encourage and facilitate collaboration across disciplines, sectors, and nations with regard to common interests in research data and information activities; 
  4. Monitor, assess, and contribute to the development of U.S. government and research community positions on research data and information programs and policies;
  5. 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; and 
  6. Broadly disseminate and communicate the results of the Board’s activities to its stakeholders and to the general public.
BRDI also represents the U.S. National Committee for CODATA.
  Events more... 
Advancing Open Science Practices: Stakeholder Perspectives on Incentives and Disincentives: A Symposium
September 20, 2019
Washington, DC
Agenda and Presentations

Implementing FAIR Data for People and Machines: Impacts and Implications
September 11, 2019
Washington, DC
Meeting Information

Realizing Opportunities for Advanced and Automated Workflows in Scientific Research
August 13, 2019
Washington, DC
Project Information

BRDI Board Meeting
May 8, 2019
Washington, DC
Agenda and Presentations

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undtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science
February 25, 2019
Washington, DC
Project Information

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What's New:

Realizing Opportunities for Advanced and Automated Workflows in Scientific Research
An expert committee will conduct a study that examines current efforts to develop advanced and automated workflows for scientific research. The study will also identify promising research approaches to accelerating progress in the effectiveness and utilization of workflow systems and tools. The committee’s primary information gathering will consist of a workshop that examines the status of research workflows in several example fields, key barriers and enablers, and emerging opportunities. The workshop will explore the role of open science, in the form of broad access to research articles, data, and analytical code, and other enabling factors. Based on insights from the workshop, a review of the literature, and other inputs, the committee will produce a consensus report that identifies research needs and priorities in the use of advanced and automated workflows for scientific research.

Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science

In order to increase the contribution of open science to producing better science, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science is convening critical stakeholders to discuss the effectiveness of current incentives for adopting open science practices, current barriers of all types, and ways to move forward to optimally align reward structures and institutional values. The first meeting of the Roundtable took place on February 25, 2019. Also see ORFG Collaborates with National Academies on Bold Project to Re-Align Research Incentives. On September 20, 2019, the Roundtable organized a public symposium, Advancing Open Science Practices: Stakeholder Perspectives on Incentives and Disincentives, in conjunction with its second meeting in Washington, DC.