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NSF Quality Guidelines
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued government-wide guidelines under section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554) to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of information disseminated by Federal agencies. As a result the National Science Foundation has developed corresponding DRAFT Information Quality Guidelines (44K) .
Federal Register Notices
The Federal Register notices announcing the OMB guidelines are provided below:
SRS Commitment to Quality
The Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 14 organizations in the federal statistical system represented on the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (ICSP). Federal statistical organizations seek to maintain their independence in the production of their statistics; the confidentiality of information provided by respondents; and high quality standards. These features foster credibility with data users and trust among data providers. The statistical organizations have issued a response to the OMB guidelines (64K) .
The SRS commitment to quality is outlined in: SRS Commitment to Quality (86K) .
More details on the SRS guidelines are available in: Statistical Guideline for Surveys and Publications (250K) .