Accession Number : ADA613984


Title :   Making Materials Science and Engineering Data More Valuable Research Products (Postprint)


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 28 Feb-29 Aug 2014


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Ward, Charles H ; Warren, James A ; Hanisch, Robert J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613984.pdf


Report Date : 12 Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Both the global research community and federal governments are embracing a move toward more open sharing of the products of research. Historically, the primary product of research has been peer-reviewed journal articles and published technical reports. However, advances in information technology, new 'open access' business models, and government policies are working to make publications and supporting materials much more accessible to the general public. These same drivers are blurring the distinction between the data generated through the course of research and the associated publications. These developments have the potential to significantly enhance the value of both publications and supporting digital research data, turning them into valuable assets that can be shared and reused by other researchers. The confluence of these shifts in the research landscape leads one to the conclusion that technical publications and their supporting research data must be bound together in a rational fashion. However, bringing these two research products together will require the establishment of new policies and a supporting data infrastructure that have essentially no precedent in the materials community, and indeed, are stressing many other fields of research. This document raises the key issues that must be addressed in developing these policies and infrastructure and suggests a path forward in creating the solutions.


Descriptors :   *MATERIALS SCIENCE , DATA MANAGEMENT , MATERIALS ENGINEERING , POLICIES , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Miscellaneous Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE