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Oct 7 -- The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 requires federal agencies to develop evidence-building plans to identify and address questions relevant to Agency policies, programs, regulations, management, and operations. The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites comments from the public to inform the development of NSF's evidence-building plan. Please send comments on or before December 31, 2020.
 
Through this RFI, NSF is soliciting suggestions from a broad array of stakeholders across public and private sectors that may be familiar with or interested in the work of NSF and wish to volunteer suggestions to pursue studies that could help NSF improve its efficacy or efficiency. NSF invites suggestions in many forms—as questions to be answered, hypotheses to be tested, or problems to be investigated—and focused on any area of NSF's work, including policy, programs, and operations. Responses to this RFI will inform NSF's ongoing development of a set of questions that will guide evidence-building activities, such as program evaluations and systems to monitor participation in NSF programs.
 
FR notice:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/07/2020-22141/request-for-information   
Foundations of Evidence-based Policymaking Act of 2018: http://www.datacoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Evidence-Act-Web-version-2019.pdf and https://www.cio.gov/policies-and-priorities/evidence-based-policymaking/

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