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"Russell, Judith C. (SuDoc)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Russell, Judith C. (SuDoc)
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 12:05:51 -0500
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EPA Science Inventory Launched for Public Use

Searchable Database will Provide Access to Thousands of Science

To make EPA's quality science available to the public, Acting Deputy
Administrator Steve Johnson and Assistant Administrator for Research and
Development Paul Gilman launched the EPA Science Inventory for public
access at a public event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, November 19th.
The Science Inventory is a searchable, Agency-wide database of more than
4,000 scientific and technical work products.  Database records provide
such information as project descriptions (abstracts), contacts for
additional information and electronic links to final reports and related
research.  The Science Inventory has been used for years within EPA to
coordinate scientific work; this is the first time it will be made
publicly available.  Individuals and organizations will now be able to
pick a topic of interest to them and conduct a keyword search.

Steve Johnson said, "Americans invest hundreds of millions of dollars
every year in EPA's human health and environmental science.  Now that
very science is easily accessible to anyone with a link to the Internet.
The public launch of the Science Inventory is another example of open,
transparent government."

"Researchers at colleges and universities, in state and local
government, industry, students, attorneys - anyone with a use for EPA's
science - now have access to our valuable tools.   The Science Inventory
also provides another window for the world to see the science EPA uses
to inform our decision-making," said Dr. Paul Gilman.

The Science Inventory is on the Internet at  Users can
conduct keyword searches or can search within nine cross-cutting science
topics: aging initiative, contaminated sediments, ecological assessment
tools, genomics,  tribal science, children's health, cumulative risk,
environmental justice and non-indigenous species.

EPA's Office of Research and Development manages the Science Inventory,
with oversight by the EPA Science Policy Council.  For more information
on the Science Inventory, contact John Sykes at 919-541-2953 or
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EPA relies on quality science as the basis for sound policy and
decision-making.  EPA's laboratories and research centers, and EPA's
research grantees, are building the scientific foundation needed to
support the Agency's mission to safeguard human health and the

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Judy Russell

Judith C. Russell ([log in to unmask])
Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Phone: 202-512-0571
Fax: 202-512-1434