information quality


Information Quality

The federal Information Quality Act and the compliance Guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget are specifically designed to maximize the quality, utility, objectivity and integrity of the scientific and statistical information disseminated by federal administrative agencies.  These Guidelines provide useful metrics for judging the quality of agency science.  Any person who is affected by an agency’s failure to comply with the Guidelines may petition the agency for correction and compliance.   

For more information about regulatory science, the Information Quality Act and the OMB Guidelines see the following:

OMB’s Information Quality Links

An Empirical Analysis of EPA Information Quality Act Compliance

Other Useful Links

Whiteford, et al, “Pesticides and Ecological Risk Assessment”, Purdue Extension Service (accessed at (Oct. 5, 2011)