National Science Foundation

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Milestone 8 - August 31st 2015

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Leading Indicators

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Review Status complete
Reviewer Rebecca Williams
Last Updated October 6, 2015, 3:42 pm EDT by Rebecca Williams

Assessment Summary

NSF should be commented for the their steady increase to their PDL (2% this quarter) and good dataset link quality.

Action Items: 1. This quarter NSF has a seen 2% growth in EDI/PDL datasets. While reductions in dataset count may be due to consolidating records, NSF must prioritize aggressively expanding their EDI/PDL every quarter until it is complete. 2. NSF only includes Public Domain/licensing information for 90% of their datasets, which is 2% less than last quarter. To ensure the legal reuse of federal open data is conspicuous NSF must prioritize including an explanation for all datasets that do not include a Public Domain URL. 3. NSF must prioritize updating their engagement strategy to include a transparent two-way feedback mechanism and to inform data improvements to include in IDC Use & Impact reporting.

Public Dataset Status

Dataset Link Quality

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
140? Number of Datasets
Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
1 Bureaus represented
2 Programs represented
Number of public datasets
Number of restricted public datasets
Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
Percentage growth in records since last quarter
33,800 Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
90.0% License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
140 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
139 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
Number of APIs Crawl details
143 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
129 Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
2 Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
5 Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
+8% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
140 Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
139 Views on data.gov for the quarter
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
opendata@nsf.gov Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Data Publication Process Delivered Crawl details
Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
nkaplan@nsf.gov Open Data Primary Point of Contact
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
See below Primary Uses
Agency data is used by individuals and organizations to review and analyze the categories and amounts of awards granted in the areas of science and engineering. NSF has added Frequently Asked Questions to the Open Data at NSF webpage (http://www.nsf.gov/data/) to better direct individuals and organizations to resources and feedback mechanisms to improve our data usability.
Value or impact of data
See below Primary data discovery channels
Users are learning about agency datasets and resources through Data.gov, links from NSF's web sites (including an extensive list of datasets on NSF's Open Government web page), agency social media sites, commercial app stores, developer resources (such as APIs) and NSF-sponsored events. NSF annually participates in the National Day of Civic Hacking and outcomes have been productive for NSF, partners and the public. For example, NSF was an active participant in this event during 2014 in collaboration with the local Arlington and Alexandria communities. NSF’s goal for the event, in which more than 40 participants competed in a mobile application-building contest, was to use information from publically available data to address a Northern Virginia Challenge, a project that involves “mashing” data from various Federal, state and local government agencies. One outcome from the event was an application put together by high-school students that mashes NSF award data and Patent and Trademark Office data to enable identification of NSF awardees who were granted a patent.
See below User suggestions on improving data usability
Users are learning about agency datasets and resources through Data.gov, links from NSF's web sites (including an extensive list of datasets on NSF's Open Government web page), agency social media sites, commercial app stores, developer resources (such as APIs) and NSF-sponsored events. NSF annually participates in the National Day of Civic Hacking and outcomes have been productive for NSF, partners and the public. For example, NSF was an active participant in this event during 2014 in collaboration with the local Arlington and Alexandria communities. NSF’s goal for the event, in which more than 40 participants competed in a mobile application-building contest, was to use information from publically available data to address a Northern Virginia Challenge, a project that involves “mashing” data from various Federal, state and local government agencies. One outcome from the event was an application put together by high-school students that mashes NSF award data and Patent and Trademark Office data to enable identification of NSF awardees who were granted a patent.
See below User suggestions on additional data releases
Feedback from users of NSF data demonstrates that they are interested in the results of NSF-funded research and awards. In an effort parallel to our Open Data initiative, NSF is working to maximize the availability of results from agency-funded research, pursuant to the requirements outlined in Director John Holdren's February 22, 2013 memorandum,
Digital Analytics Program on /data

Automated Metrics

These metrics are generated by an automated analysis that runs every 24 hours until the end of the quarter at which point they become a historical snapshot

data.json
Expected Data.json URL http://www.nsf.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www.nsf.gov/data.json
Number of Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/plain
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Detected Data.json Schema federal-v1.1
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(140 of 140) - The JSON file is invalid and can't be parsed without special processing
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 140
Datasets with Distribution URLs 99.3% (139 of 140)
Datasets with Download URLs 99.3% (139 of 140)
Total Distribution URLs 143
Total Download URLs 143
Total APIs 0
Public Datasets 139
Restricted Public Datasets 1
Non-public Datasets 0
Bureaus Represented 1
Programs Represented 2
License Specified 90.0% (126 of 140)
Datasets with Redactions 0.0% (0 of 140)
Redactions without explanation (rights field) 0.0% (0 of 140)
File Size 140.47KB
Last crawl Monday, 31-Aug-2015 00:12:12 EDT
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2015-08-31
Nearby Daily Crawls
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.nsf.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.nsf.gov/data/
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1
Last crawl Monday, 31-Aug-2015 00:12:02 EDT
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.nsf.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.nsf.gov/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/plain
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Last crawl Monday, 31-Aug-2015 00:12:03 EDT