The activity aims at aligning EOSC Strategic with US NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science.
The NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science describes NIH’s Overarching Goals, Strategic Objectives, and Implementation Tactics for modernizing the NIH-funded biomedical data resource ecosystem. The NIH Plan develops eight strategic objectives. Adherence to FAIR principles is key to this strategy.
In this respect, this plan has important similarities with the EOSC Strategy.
Besides, the NIH Plan is being developed in parallel with other U.S. federal government strategies, such as the National Library of Medicine and The National Health Research IT policy agenda of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Building on the strategy, the Office of Data Science and other NIH bodies are already generating policy documents for data management and sharing.
Finally, the accessibility and availability of the NIH Office of Data Science team to make contacts and discuss potential collaborations and the high level of transparency in publicly consulted policies and open documentation make it feasible to develop open science policy alignment activities such as this one.