Science Council - Scientific Data Management Committee
Information technologies are reshaping the practice of science. Digital imaging, sensors, analytical instrumentation and other technologies are becoming increasingly central to research in all areas of agricultural science. It is now possible for scientists to share not only their research results, but also the scientific data on which the results are based.
As one of the premier science agencies of the federal government, USDA has a broad array of programs to develop, support, and facilitate scientific research.
The Scientific Data Management Committee provides a platform for USDA agencies to create synergies and new approaches that no single agency could have achieved alone. To multiply the value of the research currently being supported across the USDA agencies, this Committee develops approaches and solutions to the challenges of standardization, exchange, storage, security, analysis, and visualization of agricultural information.