Chief Data Scientist… that’s a good title! The United States has named it’s first Chief Data Scientist – D.J. Patil. His official title is Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Recent reading from Phill Jones at the Scholarly Kitchen summarizes federal policy, the players perspectives in open data (funders, publishers and researchers) and asking Are We at a Tipping Point for Open Data?
If your academic communities and libraries are interested in data, research data management, research data services…then you will be excited about this new initiative from JISC: Research Data Spring. It is a project to support research data management for UK universities.
The reason for excitement is what libraries strive for – to ” support the researchers’ workflows.”
The Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented their own Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (DOE PAGES – Beta) as a repository for federally funded research.
In US Department of Energy Announces Public Access Plan (David Crotty, Aug. 4, 2014), copyright issues, text and data mining access, and use of data management principles are discussed. These issues and more will need to evolve through communication and practice.
Will the DOE Public Access Plan constitute “major shift in the scholarly publishing landscape” as Crotty writes?
Update: From DOE/Office of Scientific and Technical Information