National Science Foundation's Digital Government Research Program

National Infrastructure for Community Statistics: An Overview

In this presentation at the annual conference of the National Science Foundation's Digital Government Research Program (dg.o2005), Andrew Reamer provided a basic overview of the National Infrastructure for Community Statistics (NICS) and the nature of its development process.

NICS is an innovative web-based marketplace aimed at providing access to thousands of community-level data sets across the U.S. The presentation describes the what, how, and who of NICS; its potential impacts; findings to date regarding desirability, feasibility, and participant needs; and upcoming activities of the NICS Community of Practice.

Find out more on the NICS Initiative on the NICS Community of Practice website.