My official comments on NSF's Public Access Policy clearance
dwojick at CRAIGELLACHIE.US
Mon Jun 29 15:06:10 EDT 2015
The US National Science foundation requested comments on the OMB/OIRA
clearance of their Public Access Policy and I submitted official comments
late last week. I have also posted these comments on Figshare at
http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1466710. Background on the clearance
process is at
The OIRA clearance process is fairly arcane, so I am happy to answer
questions. These comments are public documents so feel free to share or
The thrust of my comments is that NSF is ignoring the burden on researchers
of carrying out their Public Access mandate, especially including mandated
data sharing. I also raise a number of other issues. NSF should be taking
the lead here. Some of these issues are clearly metrical in nature,
especially burden estimating for mandated information transactions. Perhaps
the metric community has a role to play here.
There is a link to the NSF request at the beginning of the comments, but it
is http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-19/pdf/2015-12086.pdf. I
encourage you to comment and to encourage others to comment. The deadline
is July 20, 2015.
My best regards,
David Wojick, Ph.D.
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