Join Us for a BPS Community Town Hall

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To increase scientific research throughput and the transparency of government funded research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) seeks to transform the collection, archival/preservation, curation, and distribution of science data. To that end, the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has issued new policies as described in the Scientific Information Policy (SMD Policy Document SPD-41) for the Science Mission Directorate consistent with NASA and Federal policy, that information produced from SMD-funded scientific research activities be made publicly available. This information includes publications, data, and software created in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

The Biological and Physical Sciences (BPS) Division now has the BPS Scientific Data Management Policy, which defines policies and provides guidelines for managing scientific data by its programs, projects, investigators, and data repositories. Application of this new policy will begin in January 2023 with newly funded research, although all existing funded research are encouraged to follow the policy.

BPS division will hold a community town hall on Wednesday, December 14th at 12 pm ET to discuss the new policy and answer questions. Members of BPS, the science community, academia, and the public are invited to participate. Click here for more information on how to join. The Community Town Hall will be recorded, and the recording and presentation will be made available later that day at