NSF should increase the analytic value of its data by improving comparability and linkages among its data sets and between its data and data from other sources, such as the US census.27
SRS should develop a long-term plan for its Science and Engineering Indicators publication so that it is smaller, more policy-focused, and less duplicative of other SRS publications.28 SRS also should substantially reduce the time between the reference date and data release of each of its surveys to improve the relevance and usefulness of its data.
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