U.S. Legislators Back Larger Facilities Budget for NSF
Spending bills would boost construction account without cutting research grants, marking the second year that lawmakers have rejected President Donald Trump’s plans for the agency, which called for deep cuts in 2018 and flat funding in 2019.
What was Missing in Australia's $1.9 Billion Infrastructure Announcement
It’s not hard to get excited over money that will support imaging of the Earth, or the Atlas of Living Australia. But important as these projects are, there’s a whole set of infrastructure that rarely gets mentioned or noticed: “soft” infrastructure. These are the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and, now, open.
The European Commission (EC) is currently working on an implementation plan and a roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which should then be adopted on 28 May. EOSC should offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science and technology a virtual environment with open seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines.