How Science.gov’s Features Help Improve Access to Scientific and Technical Information Across the Federal Government
Science.gov, the gateway to federal government science information and research results, is commemorating 10+ years of service to the American people.
The portal was launched in December 2002 and is an interagency initiative of 19 U.S. government science organizations within 15 federal agencies. These agencies form the Science.gov Alliance, which governs Science.gov on a collaborative basis. Many of the of the agencies that participate in Science.gov are members of CENDI, an interagency working group of senior scientific and technical information managers, which provides administrative support and coordination for Science.gov.
I am very proud that the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has played an important role in conceiving, developing and hosting Science.gov. I am grateful to the many OSTI federal and contractor employees who have helped CENDI and the Science.gov Alliance make Science.gov truly “Your Gateway to Federal Science Information.”
Science.gov enables a user to access more than 55 databases and 200 million pages of science information via a single search box. The content for Science.gov is contributed by its participating agencies; it places no new burdens on them but offers each agency a government-wide resource where it can display content in which it has already invested.