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The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), formerly the Division of Science Resources Statistics, was established within the National Science Foundation by Section 505 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (246 KB). The name signals the central role of NCSES in the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective data on the science and engineering enterprise.

Our Mission
Data collections related to U.S. competitiveness and STEM education are part of these new responsibilities. NCSES is responsible for statistical data on the following:
Our Core Activities
As one of 13 federal statistical agencies, NCSES designs, supports, and directs periodic national surveys and performs a variety of other data collections and research. The following activities form the core of NCSES work:
Our Products and Services
As part of its mandate to provide information useful to practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and the public, NCSES prepares about 30 reports a year, including Science and Engineering Indicators for the National Science Board and Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. NCSES also makes data available to the public through data tools and other data resources.
Our Community
Many of the activities of NCSES involve collaboration with other federal agencies or with international organizations. NCSES participates actively in the federal statistical community, serving on interagency committees and funding joint activites. NCSES works collaboratively with international organizations, such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to improve the extent and comparability of data on the science and engineering enterprise across countries.
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