Nishat Kurwa on Monday, Aug. 13th
As part of the government’s digital strategy unveiled earlier this year, the National Science Foundation is asking the public to weigh in on which data sets it should make available via API.
If you’re not available with the NSF’s vast portfolio, this might sound like a snooze. But, the data sets aren’t all agency-centric, like the one containing award information, which catalogs NSF grant recipients and their primary investigators from 1959 to the present. Others that are up for a vote include EEOC Employment Records…i.e. panel data on racial/gender employment patterns, and reports on the outcomes of NSF -funded projects that are translated for the general public.
This is all part of the government’s open data efforts that it claims have already spurred commerce in industries like weather forecasting.