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Inventory Schedule

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

December 2014 - February 2015
Continue inventorying datasets in Laboratory Programs.  Add to public data listing.  Improve metadata descriptions and keywords.

March - May 2015
Continue inventorying datasets in Laboratory Programs.  Add to public data listings.  Improve metadata descriptions and keywords.

June - August 2015
Continue inventorying datasets in Laboratory Programs.  Add to public data listings.  Improve metadata descriptions and keywords.

NIST Open Data Strategy

NIST Mission

NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Open Data Strategy

NIST's goal for open data is to expand public access to NIST research results while ensuring the quality and integrity of NIST data resources. NIST is establishing a framework for identifying, managing, preserving and making publicly accessible the results of NIST funded research in the form of peer-reviewed publications and digital data. 

NIST’s objectives for public access to NIST research results include:

  • Strengthening NIST‘s commitment to providing public access to scientific research results.
  • Supporting governance of and best practices for managing peer-reviewed scholarly publications and digital scientific data across NIST.
  • Ensuring effective access to and reliable preservation of NIST peer-reviewed scholarly publications and digital scientific data.
  • Increasing the use of NIST research results to enhance scientific discovery, education, and research and development across the U.S.
  • Enhancing innovation and competitiveness by maximizing the potential to create new business opportunities.

Implementation and Processes