Laboratory Procurement, Data Quality, & Budget Management

Communication during the bidding stage and planning stage of your project is the first step in ensuring your data are of the appropriate type and quality. Clear communication at these stages provides your laboratory with information necessary for quoting accurate costs, enabling you to estimate your budget more accurately. Moreover, communication of project requirements at…

Environmental Data Validation – What It Is and Why We Do It

Costs of inaccurate or inadequate data can be steep. Problems with data quality can result in tangible and intangible damage ranging from loss of customer/user confidence to loss of life and mission. – Department of Defense (DoD) Guidelines on Data Quality Management …..more than a decade’s experience has demonstrated that integrity is not a safe…

COP 21, Sustainable Development Goals & A Step towards Global Thinking

Scientists estimate that a global temperature increase of greater than 2º C (3.6 º F) above pre-industrial levels would be catastrophic; however, if temperatures continue to increase at the current rate, an increase of approximately 5ºC (9 º F) is likely within the next two to three decades (Earth Science Data, 2014). The agreements on…