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The National Science Board is involved in many areas. They work on enhancing transformative research, which transforms science by overthrowing entrenched paradigms and generating new ones, and on long-lived digital data collections.

The Board was established by an Act of Congress in 1950 to serve as the independent governing board of the National Science Foundation. The framers of the 1950 Act insisted that the Foundation be run by those who understood science firsthand. The National Science Board consists of twenty-four men and women and the Director of the National Science Foundation-eminent scientists, engineers, and educators -who guide the work of the government's fundamental science and engineering research agency. This diverse, rotating cast of members from large and small academic institutions, various disciplines and regions of the country, foundations, and private industry provide their time and expertise to ensure that America's investment in the future remains strong. Nearly 60 years later, the Board is still working diligently for the nation's future and strength.


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nsb0732 Enhancing Support of Transformative Research at the National Science Foundation
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nsb0540 Long-Lived Digital Data Collections: Enabling Research and Education in the 21st Century
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nsb00215 The National Science Board - A History in Highlights 1950-2000
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nsb9883 Report to the National Science Board - Richard N. Zare

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