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 Information Quality Guidelines (44K) PDF icon..

Federal Register Notices

The Federal Register notices announcing the OMB guidelines are provided below:

NCSES Commitment to Quality

The NCSES commitment to quality is outlined in: NCSES Commitment to Quality (20K) PDF icon..

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a set of guidance for surveys in 2006. All Federal agencies are required to adhere to all standards for every statistical survey. A copy of the guidance is available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_statpolicy/#pr.

NCSES has developed a supplemental set of guidance. More details on the NCSES supplemental guidelines are available in: NCSES Supplemental Guidelines December 2008 (407K) PDF icon..


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