|Sylvia Spengler||CISE/IIS||Jon Stoffel|
|Maria Burka||John Cherniavsky||EHR/DRL|
|D. Terence Langendoen||CISE/IIS||Peter McCartney||BIO/DBI|
|Daniel Newlon||Wayne Patterson|
|Nigel Sharp||MPS/AST||William Wiseman||GEO/PLR|
|Investigators are encouraged to contact the program with questions about appropriateness for this solicitation before submitting a proposal.|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
SYNOPSIS Digital data are increasingly both the products of research and the starting point for new research and education activities. The ability to re-purpose data – to use it in innovative ways and combinations not envisioned by those who created the data – requires that it be possible to find and understand data of many types and from many sources. Interoperability (the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged) is fundamental to meeting this requirement. This NSF crosscutting program supports community efforts to provide for broad interoperability through the development of mechanisms such as robust data and metadata conventions, ontologies, and taxonomies. Support is provided for Data Interoperability Networks that will be responsible for consensus-building activities and for providing the expertise necessary to turn the consensus into technical standards with associated implementation tools and resources. Examples of the former are community workshops, web resources such as community interaction sites, and task groups. Examples of the latter are information sciences, software development, and ontology and taxonomy design and implementation.
REVISIONS AND UPDATES
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