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DOT's Data Quality Guidelines Set Benchmark Standard for Pre-Dissemination Review
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An important component of the Data Quality Act is the requirement for agencies to initiate review processes for ensuring the data disseminated to the public meets the standards promulgated pursuant to the Data Quality Act. This pre-dissemination review takes place throughout the development and analysis of information disseminated by an agency. By effectively ensuring that disseminated information meets data quality standards, the agency will minimize the use of "requests for correction" after data is disseminated. DOT's Data Quality Guidelines have established a benchmark for pre-dissemination review that should serve as a model for other agencies. In particular, the DOT guidelines establish: 1) rigorous and detailed statistical principles and guidelines; and 2) the positive duty of the Department to consult with stakeholders on Data Quality issues.