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Board on Research Data and Information
Policy and Global Affairs Division
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 334-3049

Latest Report Release

Preparing the WorkforcePreparing the Workforce for Digital Curation (April 2015)
This study identifies the various practices and spectrum of skill sets that comprise digital curation, looking in particular at human versus automated tasks. Additionally, the report examines the possible career path demands and options for professionals working in digital curation activities, and analyzes the economic benefits and societal importance of digital curation for competitiveness, innovation, and scientific advancement. Read more about this report or visit the project page for more information.

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. Oversee committees that provide independent advice, review of programs, and assessment of priorities on research data and information activities;
  3. Encourage and facilitate collaboration on these issues across disciplines, sectors, and nations;
  4. Monitor, assess, and contribute to the development of U.S. government and research community positions on relevant programs and policies; and
  5. Broadly disseminate and communicate the results of the Board's activities to its stakeholders and the public.
BRDI also represents the U.S. National Committee for CODATA.
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