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The U.S. Bioeconomy is Not Yet Sustainable. Here’s What Needs to Change.

While the U.S. government grapples with the definition of the bioeconomy and what sectors it does and does not contain, another definitional issue needs to be addressed: What does sustainability mean in a bioeconomy?

02.12.24 | 7 min read
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Policy Memo
Incorporate open science standards into the identification of evidence-based social programs

Federal clearinghouses should incorporate open science practices into their standards and procedures used to identify evidence-based social programs eligible for federal funding.

02.09.24 | 5 min read
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Policy Memo
Develop a Digital Technology Fund to secure and sustain open source software

To better address security and sustainability of open source software, the United States should establish a Digital Technology Fund through multi-stakeholder participation.

02.09.24 | 3 min read
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Policy Memo
Advance open science through robust data privacy measures

Building on existing data and privacy efforts, the White House and federal science agencies should collaborate to develop and implement clear standards for research data privacy across the data management and sharing life cycle.

02.09.24 | 4 min read
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Policy Memo
Incorporate open source hardware into Patent and Trademark Office search locations for prior art

The USPTO should incorporate open source hardware certification databases into the library of resources to search for prior art, and create guidelines and training to build agency capacity for evaluating open source prior art.

02.08.24 | 4 min read
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Policy Memo
Improve research through better data management and sharing plans

Federal agencies should take coordinated action to ensure that data sharing policies incentivize high-quality data management and sharing plans.

02.08.24 | 3 min read
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Policy Memo
Support scientific software infrastructure by requiring SBOMs for federally funded research

All agencies that fund research should require that resulting publications include a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) listing the software used in the research.

02.08.24 | 4 min read
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day one project
Policy Memo
Create an Office of Co-Production at the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health should form an Office of Co-Production in the Office of the Director to ensure meaningful public engagement and rebuild trust.

02.07.24 | 5 min read
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Policy Memo
Make government-funded hardware open source by default

Federal grantmakers should establish a default expectation that hardware developed as part of federally supported research be released as open hardware.

02.07.24 | 5 min read
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Policy Memo
Promoting reproducible research to maximize the benefits of government investments in science

To build on existing federal efforts supporting scientific rigor and integrity, funding agencies should study and pilot new programs to incentivize researchers’ engagement in credibility-enhancing practices that are presently undervalued in the scientific enterprise.

02.07.24 | 4 min read
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day one project
Policy Memo
Build capacity for agency use of open science hardware 

In scientific work in the service of agency missions, the federal government should use and contribute to open source hardware.

02.06.24 | 5 min read
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Policy Memo
Open scientific grant proposals to advance innovation, collaboration, and evidence-based policy

To enhance transparency, encourage collaboration, and optimize public-good impacts, funding agencies should allow researchers to make grant proposals publicly available.

02.06.24 | 5 min read
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