Data Access for Research and Teaching in the Twenty-First Century

About This Session

The scientific community is facing new opportunities and new requirements in the ways that data are managed and made available for future research. There has been a dramatic increase in the volume of data produced by observations, experiments, and simulations, turning a steady stream of data into a flood that spans the globe. This in turn calls for new infrastructure and new architectures that will allow researchers to make use of those data and engage in new long-distance collaborations. At the same time, policy makers are moving forward rapidly to require that data from publicly-financed research projects be shared, while they simultaneously concern themselves with protecting the privacy and confidentiality of human research subjects. This presentation will discuss these changes in the data environment, and suggest ways that all the potential stakeholders in the process can work together in the future to get the most out of our data investments.


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Myron Gutmann

  • Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
  • Head of Directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

Myron Gutmann is the Assistant Director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as the Head of Directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the NSF. He was among the first of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program partners, and played a key role in shaping the Library of Congress partnership network.

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