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May 10, 2012

EPA Data Mandate?

A colleague forwarded this document from the EPA in which they review all federal data management policies in preparation for creation of an over-arching EPA SDM (scientific data management) policy. FYI, ORD is an office within the EPA.

This review demonstrates that, in general, federal agencies have yet not developed comprehensive policies and approaches for managing the burgeoning amount of scientific data that they create. Nevertheless, this compilation of resources provides a solid base of information for beginning to develop a set of ORD SDM policies and guidance.

The introduction to this report laid out a general, long-term approach for two broad goals: (1) developing a SDM policy framework and (2) developing policies, guidance, and tools that fit within this framework.

Posted by kkwaiser at May 10, 2012 10:41 AM


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