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Join the CDI proposal process, an annual activity that showcases and selects ideas to solve data challenges and implement new technological innovations.

Core Science Systems and the Office of the Associate Chief Information Officer leadership are excited to announce the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration Request for Proposals. The Community for Data Integration (CDI) continues into its second decade as a vibrant community, now with more than 2,600 members from across all USGS mission areas and regions, as well as other government agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and industry. Participants collaborate to increase their skills in working with data and to deliver breakthrough methods and tools. 

All scientists and staff are encouraged to join the CDI in developing the next advances in USGS data integration and management. The annual proposal process showcases and selects ideas to solve data challenges and implement new technological innovations. It also provides a forum for communicating, collaborating, and learning from peers across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. The community topics are driven by member interest, and membership is open to all – you are invited to join us! 

CDI projects improve our collective knowledge about creating better, longer lasting, and more accessible science products by leveraging the tools, methods, and datasets available to the USGS science communities. Projects that build capabilities with the potential to scale to broader audiences are especially encouraged to apply. Recent examples include lessons for designing effective climate change visualizationsguidance on publishing reproducible model and data products, a guide for tracking use and user experience of USGS products, and a strategy for operationalizing AI/ML methods for map data extraction

In FY24, we are encouraging proposals that address the following themes: 

Increasing USGS capacity for Open Science  

Open Science is the principle and practice of making research products and processes available to all, while respecting diverse cultures, maintaining security and privacy, and fostering collaborations, reproducibility, and equity. 

Advancing the USGS Data Strategy  

The vision of the USGS Data Strategy (2023) is to increase production of unbiased, accessible, high quality, and interoperable data, managed as a strategic asset, and offered at scales and timeframes relevant to society’s needs. 

Brief statements of interest are welcomed for submission, and due by Friday, October 13, 2023 at 5 pm ET.  

See the linked Guidance Document for more details.

For additional information, contact CDI coordinator, Leslie Hsu, at

We hope that you will join us for this innovative and productive RFP process! 

Kevin T. Gallagher 

Associate Director, Core Science Systems, USGS  

Tim Quinn 

Associate Chief Information Officer, USGS


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