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Inventory Schedule

November 2013 - February 2014
Inventory datasets in Management Resources.  Add to public data listing.  Add metadata fields.

March - May 2014
Continue inventorying datasets in Management Resources.  Add to public data listings.  Improve metadata descriptions and keywords.

June - August 2014
Inventory datasets in Laboratory Programs.  Add to public data listings.  Add metadata fields.

September - November 2014
Continue inventorying datasets in Laboratory Programs.  Add to public data listings.  Improve metadata descriptions and keywords.

NIST Open Data Strategy

NIST's goals are to expand, enrich, and open its data inventory.

The data inventory includes public data, restricted data, and private data. Public data is freely available to the public. Restricted data is available to the public with some restriction, such as signing a nondisclosure or license agreement, or providing payment. Private data is not publicly releasable as determined by the process for reviewing data for public release.

NIST will expand its data inventory over time, as discussed in the inventory schedule.

NIST will enrich the metadata describing its data over time, as discussed in the inventory schedule.

NIST will make data publicly available to the maximum extent possible with available resources and as permitted by law.

Process for Reviewing Data for Public Release

NIST begins with the presumption that data should be released to the public, then asks reasonable questions to confirm that data can indeed be made public.

Does the data contain personally identifiable information that is protected by the Privacy Act or other statute?

Does the data contain proprietary information that is protected by a nondisclosure agreement?

Is the data restricted by law from public disclosure?

Is the data classified?

Is the data protected by copyright?