Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS)
Advancing Excellence & Integrity of CDC Science
The Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) provides CDC/ATSDR with scientific vision, advice and leadership in promoting the quality and integrity of CDC science, and is an advocate for the application of science to solve important public health problems.
Learn about how the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) provides service and support to the CDC scientists as they work to protect people's health and improve the quality of their lives
Learn about the process to recognize and highlight excellence in scientific achievement by CDC and ATSDR authors of outstanding scientific papers. This annual event is the agency’s primary recognition mechanism regarding CDC science
The Office of Science Quality (OSQ) was established within OADS to increase the impact of CDC research and science by promoting standards and recommended practices for scientific quality, relevance, credibility, transparency, and utility within the agency and throughout the public health community
The Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI) was established within OADS to ensure that CDC science and research activities comply with various federal laws, regulations, and policies
Innovation occurs when ideas are put to use in a manner that improves the way something works – whether that’s a service, process, or product. The Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) was established within the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) to foster innovative science and support the transition of results into practice by the most effective means.
- CDC Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data Generated with CDC Funding pdf icon[PDF - 713K]
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 pdf icon[PDF - 247K]
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
- This guidance aligns with HHS departmental policies and principles on scientific integrity pdf icon[PDF - 100K]