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.
OverviewLearn 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
Charles C. Shepard Science AwardLearn 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
Office of Science Quality
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
Office of Scientific Integrity
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
Office of Technology and Innovation
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.
- Page last reviewed: January 3, 2017
- Page last updated: April 13, 2016
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- Office of the Associate Director for Science