This week, the National Science Foundation announced changes to its grant proposal guide (GPG). One of the changes is the acknowledgement of datasets, patents, software, and copyrights as citable products of research, eligible for inclusion in a researcher's biosketch. This is a great step forward in providing attribution to researchers' scientific output that falls outside of the traditional realm of manuscripts published in scholarly journals.
According to the GPG Summary of Changes, NSF biosketches have been revised to:
"rename the “Publications” section to “Products” and amend terminology and instructions accordingly. This change makes clear that products may include, but are not limited to, publications, data sets, software, patents, and copyrights."
Up to 10 total products may be included in the biosketch. Unacceptable products include unpublished papers and invited lectures.