CDO Council’s USDA, NIH leads look to ‘blend data’ across agencies to maximize value

“… The COVID-19 working group partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to get agency access to pandemic data. It also partnered with the State Department to create a dashboard on international conditions, while other agencies, including the Agriculture Department, have stood up dashboards to determine when employees would return to the office safely.”

“But that’s just the start of USDA making use of its data platform. Ted Kaouk, USDA’s chief data officer and chairman of the CDO Council, said the agency’s Food and Nutrition Service is reviewing data on food insecurity to inform the rollout of its Farmers to Families food box program.”

“USDA’s Risk Management Agency is using the common data platform to make decisions about crop insurance, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service…”

“To achieve greater data sharing, the National Institutes of Health has launched a new data management sharing policy for NIH-funded research.”

“Susan Gregurick, NIH’s associate director for data science, said under this new policy, which goes into effect in March 2023, researchers applying for NIH grants will need to submit a data management and sharing plan with their grant application. Training and infrastructure grants are exempt.”

“In that plan…” Read the full article here.

Source: CDO Council looks to ‘blend data’ across agencies to maximize value – By Jory Heckman, February 18, 2021. Federal News Network.

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