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Quality Assurance: the Thread That Weaves Together the Fabric of Diverse Disciplines

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Abstract:Mature Quality Assurance (QA) programs do not call for high quality! However, they most often demand known quality. We can intuitively sense quality in our daily lives.

Protection of the environment is, in part, dependent on the quality of data used in decision making. Whether the decisions are part of the scientific process or relate to application of the laws governing people and their living conditions, data of known quality are required and needed by two disciplines with distinct differences -science and law.

This presentation prepares the session participants for the following presentations by providing quality elements in geospatial science. In addition: we shall examine some differences between science and the law; provide a brief history of science in law: discuss the effects of law on science; and compare U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEP A) guidance with U .S. Supreme Court credible science criteria.
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Citation:Brilis, G. M., and J. G. Lyon. Quality Assurance: the Thread That Weaves Together the Fabric of Diverse Disciplines. Presented at Monitoring Science & Technology Symposium, Denver, CO, September 20-24, 2004.
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Immediate Office of Division Director
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 09/20/2004
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Bullet Item Cross-Cutting QA Issues Involving Geospatial Sciences, Chemistry, Information Management, and Law
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