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Advancing Excellence & Integrity of CDC Science

The Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) provides CDC/ATSDR with scientific vision, advice and leadership in promoting the quality and integrity of CDC science, and is an advocate for the application of science to solve important public health problems.

Did you know? OADS is an active participant in CDC’s effort to improve health literacy.

Office of Science Quality

The Office of Science Quality (OSQ) was established within OADS to increase the impact of CDC research and science by promoting standards and recommended practices for scientific quality, relevance, credibility, transparency, and utility within the agency and throughout the public health community

Office of Scientific Integrity

The Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI) was established within OADS to ensure that CDC science and research activities comply with various federal laws, regulations, and policies

Office of Technology and Innovation

Innovation occurs when ideas are put to use in a manner that improves the way something works – whether that’s a service, process, or product. The Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) was established within the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) to foster innovative science and support the transition of results into practice by the most effective means.


  • CDC Guidance on Scientific Integrity [PDF - 247K]

    This document provides an overarching summary of the policies, activities, and guiding principles that exist within Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR–henceforth referred to as CDC) in support of key areas of scientific integrity

  • Page last reviewed: March 30, 2017
  • Page last updated: April 13, 2016
  • Content source:
    • Office of the Associate Director for Science