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2017 Gold Medal Award




This group award was awarded to four staff members from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and one staff member from NIST. The group is recognized for exceptional leadership in developing a set of open data sharing principles that will improve access to government-supported scientific data, inform negotiations concerning science and technology agreements, promote more open sharing of scientific data by partners of the U.S. around the world, and increase returns from federal investments in science and technology. These principles demonstrate the U.S. commitment to increasing access to government-supported scientific data, which expands opportunities to apply new scientific knowledge to global challenges.


Katherine Sharpless

Research Chemist
Laboratory Programs