Information Quality Guidelines

Final Guidelines for Ensuring the Quality of Disseminated Information

(available in pdf)

PURPOSE: The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) today implements these final information quality guidelines pursuant to the Data Quality Act, Section 515 of Public Law 106-554.

Pursuant to prior Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, on May 1, 2002, OSTP posted an earlier draft of these guidelines on its website, and published a Notice of their availability in the Federal Register. OSTP submitted initial draft guidelines to OMB on August 1, 2002, and revised draft guidelines again on September 24, 2002. These final guidelines reflect the results of the OMB review process.

Information Quality Correspondence

OSTP has received the following information quality correction requests. Future requests will be posted on this page.

FY2014 Information Correction Requests

  • Information Quality Act Request for Correction Regarding the Polar Vortex and Global Warming.
    • Letter dated April 14, 2014 (pdf)
    • OSTP response dated June 6, 2014 (pdf)
    • CEI Information Correction Appeal dated June 19, 2014 (pdf)
    • OSTP Appeal response dated August 4, 2014 (pdf)