If you have some ideas on how to make the US National Science Foundation more open and transparent, head over to its OpenNSF site to submit them — just be sure to get there before March 19 when the comment period ends. "NSF's Open Government Web page will allow members of the public to submit ideas, comment on and vote for ideas proposed, and flag posts that are off-topic," says a press release. "In addition to welcoming general ideas and comments, NSF specifically seeks input regarding access to large data sets and collaborations that aim to facilitate transformative research." So far, ideas include "[requiring] all taxpayer funded research to be freely available" and that "NSF should live webcast all meetings."
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