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NIOSH Scientific Information Quality Peer Review Agenda

For issues related to the NIOSH Peer Review Agenda please contact:

Information Quality Peer Review Staff
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Science Quality
1600 Clifton Road, NE MS D-72
Atlanta, GA 30333


Peer review ensures that the quality of published information meets the standards of the scientific and technical community. Specialists in the field who were not involved in writing the draft document review and provide feedback.  Peer reviewers may provide overall comments or respond to specific technical questions posed by the authors.

NIOSH provides information on this page about peer review of Influential Scientific Information (ISI) and Highly Influential Scientific Assessments (HISAs). These documents have a potential impact on public policy or the private sector. Sharing this information demonstrates NIOSH’s efforts to use only the most

  • transparent and independent peer review,
  • appropriate research methods, and
  • highest level of data quality.

In addition, this information demonstrates NIOSH compliance with the Information Quality Act (2000), 44 U.S.C. §3516. NIOSH also complies with the peer review standards developed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The OMB  Peer Review Bulletin describes specific requirements. OMB also encourages federal agencies to make specific information on the peer review of influential documents publicly available.

The following NIOSH HISAs and ISI are under development or published in final form:

Highly Influential Scientific Assessments (HISAs) Under Development *

Recently Published HISAs / ISI

* Disclaimer: This information is distributed solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. It has not been formally disseminated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy.