Influential Scientific Information
This site provides information on the independent peer review of documents defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) viral hepatitis program as influential in terms of their potential impact on public policy or the private sector. CDC makes this information available to demonstrate its efforts to utilize only the most transparent and independent peer review, appropriate research methods, and the highest level of data quality. In addition, this information demonstrates the viral hepatitis program’s compliance with the specific requirements of the Information Quality Act (2000), 44 U.S.C. §3516external icon, and of peer-review standards developed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and CDC. The OMB requirements, described in the Peer Review Bulletin pdf icon[PDF – 45 pages]external icon, include making publicly available specific information on the peer review of influential documents disseminated by the federal government. OMB has defined two special categories of influential information: Influential Scientific Information (ISI) and Highly Influential Scientific Assessments (HISAs). At this time, CDC’s viral hepatitis program only has documents deemed ISI.
For issues related to CDC’s viral hepatitis program’s peer-review agenda please contact:
Information Quality Peer Review Staff
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Extramural Research
1600 Clifton Road, NE MS D-72
Atlanta, GA 30333