NSF Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research Coordination Networks

Sponsor Deadline: 

Apr 12, 2022


National Science Foundation

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Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCN)
NSF 22-553   https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2022/nsf22553/nsf22553.htm
This program is undertaken in support of the NSF Public Access Initiative  entitled "Today's Data, Tomorrow's Discoveries", an agency-wide response to the need for publicly funded research products to be made publicly accessible.

The FAIROS RCN program seeks to create three-year Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) which will foster catalytic improvements in scientific communities focusing on the FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse, see Program Description for more information) guiding principles and Open Science best practices (inclusively summarized by the combined phrase FAIROS for purposes of this program). This program will support a broad range of activities by these new RCNs to advance the means by which investigators can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and in other ways advance science and education through communication and sharing of research products through FAIROS strategies.

FAIROS RCN proposals must select one of two tracks to focus on, either: 1) Disciplinary Improvements to targeted scientific communities, or 2) Cross-Cutting Improvements that apply to many or most scientific disciplines.

Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering -  Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

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Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Directorate for Biological Sciences

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Directorate for Engineering

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