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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

Major Law Firm Concurs With CRE On Applicability of Data Quality Act to Universities
The distinguished law firm McKenna, Long and Aldridge, acting at the request of the American Council on Education, has supported CRE's view on the applicability of the Data Quality Act to universities. Specifically, the firm concurred with CRE's view that, "it would be in the self interest of universities to make sure that information they submit to federal agencies meets DQA standards, thus enhancing the likelihood that federal agencies will publish the information..." McKenna, Long and Aldridge also concurred with CRE's view that the Data Quality Act in no way restricts the ability of universities to produce and disseminate information. As a member of CRE's Board of Advisor's noted, "universities can write whatever they want... If universities want their research to be used by the government, they will have to comply with the Data Quality Act, but that doesn't mean that there is a legal obligation to do so."

  • Click to read article in Research USA (September 29, 2003).
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