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The EPA Science Inventory is a searchable database of scientific and technical products created by EPA and summary research reports through EPA-funded assistance agreements. A scientific or technical product is a published document used to support an EPA regulatory program, policy position, research agenda, or other Agency position or action. Examples include journal articles, books, reports, databases, models, methodologies, newsletters, brochures, and presentations.
The purpose of the Science Inventory Web site is to provide information about scientific direction and achievement at EPA. Researchers and scientists from state and local governments, universities, non-profit organizations, and the private sector can use the site to pursue collaborative research efforts, develop research programs, and obtain technical information and assistance. Students and the general public can gain a better understanding of the role of science in supporting EPA's mission to protect human health and the environment.
The Science Inventory contains records of thousands of EPA products. These records provide:
- Description and purpose of the product
- The EPA office responsible for the product
- Links to final reports, related work, and publisher web sites
- Peer review actions
- Contact information
The Science Inventory also contains the Peer Review Agenda, a compilation of planned and ongoing EPA science activities and products that meet the Office of Management and Budget's peer review requirements for "influential scientific information" or "highly influential scientific assessments."