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NSF supports international data alliance

The National Science Foundation is supporting US participation in an international Research Data Alliance as part of a $2.5 million grant to promote coordination and develop infrastructure for data sharing, the agency announced on 18 March.

The alliance was officially launched at its first plenary session in Sweden from 18 to 20 March. Speakers at the meeting included Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, and Farnam Jahanian, head of NSF’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate. Other presenters at the event included Duncan Lewis, the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO.

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