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Audit of NRC's Process for Ensuring Integrity in Scientific Research

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Joint Report
Agency Wide
No (location specific)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Designate an Information Quality Program owner and clearly
delineate roles and responsibilities among involved offices.

Assign responsibility for routinely checking, responding to, and
tracking the resolution of information correction requests
submitted via vehicles identified on the NRC’s public Web
pages regarding Information Quality Guidelines.

Hold an annual meeting with involved NRC staff and
management to discuss the requirements and responsibilities
associated with the identification and reporting of Influential
Scientific Information and Highly Influential Scientific
Assessment information products.

Develop a schedule to ensure that RES’ internal office
instructions are regularly reviewed and revised, as

Direct all offices to review and revise office guidance on peer
review to align with requirements established by OMB and the
National Academy of Sciences.