USA ANNEX to ENHANCED ACCESS TO PUBLICLY FUNDED DATA FOR SCIENCE_Final4secretariat.pdf

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    Increasing access to unclassified
    scientific data (primary or derived) and research findings generated by U.S. Federal agencies or resulting from federally funded research has been a long-standing U.S. policy priority. On its website Data.Gov, the U.S. Government aggregates access to all U.S. government open data resources (not only science-related) in one location, and provides tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and track metrics about data usage. As of February 2019, Data.gov listed more than 300,000 data sets. Nevertheless, mission requirements and the variety of services that government agencies provide to the country can impact the type and detail of scientific results that can be openly shared between governments and with the public.