Data Management and Analysis Subcommittee (DMAS)
The mission of the DMAS is to provide a
forum for discussion and evaluation of issues
pertaining to consistency of the NADP data,
particularly concerning summary calculations,
assigning quality assurance flagging, and
presenting data for all NADP networks.
The specific charges of DMAS are:
- Review and approve a all Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) related to data management
and reporting, including all proposed
changes to these documents. This charge
includes all data screening and coding
procedures used at field sites, analytical laboratories,
the Program Office, and all criteria
for data reporting.
- Review and approve the format of data
reports and summaries from the Program
Office and recommend changes consistent
with reporting objectives, including evaluating
and approving criteria for use of site data
in these reports and summaries.
- Ensure that data management SOPs and
appropriate quality assurance (QA) and quality
control (QC) protocols are being followed
by participating in technical reviews and
audits of analytical laboratories and Program
Office data management operations.
- Ensure that network data meet program
needs and are accompanied by complete
metadata and QA documentation and review
and recommend Quality Assurance Plan
changes on matters of data management as
program needs change.
- Evaluate and determine the acceptability
of proposed changes in data management
procedures to improve accuracy or efficiency
of current practices and to meet new or
- Provide reports to the Executive Committee