In order to ensure the quality and credibility of the scientific information we disseminate to the public, the Fish and Wildlife Service has implemented a formal “peer review” process for influential scientific documents.
While we have always consulted experts to ensure that our science is sound, through this peer review process we will follow the guidelines for Federal agencies spelled out in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) “Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review,” released December 16, 2004.
Part of the peer review process is to provide information on the Web about how each peer review is to be conducted, as summarized below and described in detail in this checklist. Each peer review plan will include the following information:
- Document title and short description
- Information about the kind of peer review process to be conducted, the anticipated number of reviewers, the reviewer expertise and selection method
- Opportunities for public participation
- Service staff contact information
Peer Review Agenda
We have identified the following Alaska Region documents as meeting the OMB criteria for peer review of influential or highly influential scientific information. Click on a title to get more information about that document and the peer review process we have planned for it. This list will be updated as necessary.