Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS)
CDC Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data Generated with CDC Funding
This plan describes the steps Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) (referred to as CDC throughout this document) are taking to maximize access to intramural and extramural data.
CDC Guidance on Scientific Integrity
This document provides an overarching summary of the policies, activities, and guiding principles that exist within Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR–henceforth referred to as CDC) in support of key areas of scientific integrity.
Charles C. Shepard Science Awards
2015 Charles C. Shepard Science Award Ceremony: Will be scheduled in early 2015.
Established in 1986, the Charles C. Shepard Science Award recognizes the premier science conducted by CDC scientists.
Meet CDC's Associate
Director for Science
One of CDC’s strengths that allows for the accomplishment of this mission is the development of health promotion and health prevention strategies that are based on sound scientific knowledge. Excellence in science is our foundation and it mandates that we practice evidence-based science grounded in sound peer-reviewed research and that we assure a strong science base for public health action.
The Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) leads the agency in scientific vision by advancing the quality, integrity, and relevance of science, and by fostering successful scientific collaborations. The office upholds scientific ideals, establishes an environment thriving with scientific excellence, innovation and integrity, learning and discovery, and upholds the timely dissemination and translation into practice of scientific information, innovations, and technology.
The Associate Director for Science is the primary advisor to the CDC Director on scientific and medical matters and provides agency-wide scientific leadership.
OADS is an active participant in CDC’s effort to improve health literacy.