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The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to add questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to its Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) in the coming months, the agency announced last week. The move, which comes after years of pilot testing, pressure from scientists, and a scientific integrity complaint, is being applauded by activists and diversity experts who say the data will be critical for understanding how many LGBTQ people are in STEM. But NSF has yet to release specific details about its plan, including how it will safeguard the information.