Jun 6, 2023

BERAC Request for Information

The US Department of Energy’s Office of Science is seeking input on the need and the structure of a unified data framework that links or integrates existing data activities within the Biological and Environmental Research Program (BER).

The aim is to gather current and future science questions that require a more integrated data infrastructure for data access and processing, especially those that span more than one research area. As well as community input regarding what components or technologies are needed to develop a more unified data infrastructure, and what would improve accessibility to these resources for a broad range of communities, perspectives, and research domains.

Information may be used by the BER Advisory Committee (BERAC) to help inform and recommend a strategy for a unified BER data management and analysis framework.

To facilitate collection of responses, several BER programs have coordinated several mechanisms for feedback:
Responses may be submitted via a form: https://bit.ly/BERACUnifiedDataRFI (requires a valid email to submit) with prompts listed in the request for information (RFI): https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-04-17/pdf/2023-08029.pdf

Listening sessions will be held on Zoom and recorded. The recording and transcript will be provided to BER, alongside a summary of points to each prompt.
Wednesday Jun 7, 2023 at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET
Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/BERACUnifiedDataRFIZoom1

Tuesday Jun 27, 2023 at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET
Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/BERACUnifiedDataRFIZoom2

If you have any questions about the RFI, please contact Dr. Tristram O. West, (301) 903–5155, Tristram.west@science.doe.gov.

If you have any questions about the provided feedback sessions, please contact engage@kbase.us.