The National Science Foundation will host a series of webinars and a charrette on integrative data management infrastructures across science and engineering disciplines. The first webinar will be held on Friday June 15 at 1 p.m. EDT. Details and registration information are here.
The short version:
“NSF seeks transformative approaches to create integrative data management infrastructures across science and engineering disciplines that will advance US research and innovation through new capabilities empowering the majority of the nation’s researchers whether they are working individually, in small groups, or as part of large projects. …
“NSF will host a series of webinars followed by a charrette meeting to rapidly facilitate the early stages of novel approaches to achieve the goals described. NSF expects that actionable ideas emerging from the charrette will help define future developments of this system in FY2013 and beyond.”