12 Jan 2023

Press Release

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Announces 2023 the Year of Open Science

NEW YORK – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced on January 11th that 2023 is the Year of Open Science featuring actions across the federal government to advance national open science policy, provide access to the results of the nation’s taxpayer-supported research, accelerate discovery and innovation, promote public trust, and drive more equitable outcomes. OSTP also announced new actions to advance open and equitable research, including new grant funding, improvements in research infrastructure, broadened research participation for emerging scholars, and expanded opportunities for public engagement.

“The Coleridge Initiative is thrilled to see the Administration’s commitment to new investments in research, science, and innovation to drive progress for the public throughout the nation,” said Dr. Ahu Yildirmaz, CEO of the Coleridge Initiative. “To make informed data-driven policy decisions that are in the best interest of the public, we need efforts like this to transform how we collect, analyze and link data from across agencies and jurisdictions. Public data and statistics offer immense value when they are connected and linked across public agencies to generate new insights and develop data products that can be used to inform public policy decisions with evidence.”

Dr. Yildirmaz oversees the Coleridge Initiative’s work with states and federal government agencies to leverage data for the public good.

About The Coleridge Initiative, Inc.

The Coleridge Initiative is a nonprofit organization working with governments to ensure that data are more effectively used for public decision-making. Coleridge works with government agencies to create value by providing public agencies with the opportunity to enhance their workforce data literacy in order to develop better policies for the public good. They facilitate the development of collaborations within and across states allowing for new technologies to be developed through the secure access to and sharing of confidential microdata. They do this by providing a platform to securely link confidential data within and across states and agencies, and by providing training classes to agency staff. Their platform is the Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF) which is a secure, FedRAMP-certified, cloud-based environment that enables government agencies to link their longitudinal data with other states and agencies. For more information about Coleridge, the ADRF, and their training program, visit: www.coleridgeinitiative.org