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PAA & APC Comments on RFI Use of Common Data Elements in NIH-funded Research

As population scientists, most of our data come from large, government-collected or supported surveys or registries. Our members are very involved in developing surveys, testing respondent strategies, and making comparisons across large population surveys. Our scientists also value the ability...

PAA APC comments to NIH re CDE RFI 5-21 FINAL.pdf

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PAA Members Urged to Respond: Privacy Protection Demonstration Data Release

On April 28, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new set of “demonstration data” to help the data user community evaluate the latest update to the new Disclosure Avoidance System to enhance protection of 2020 Census redistricting. The demonstration data use previously released 2010 Census data...

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PAA Urges U.S. Commerce Secretary to Protect Census Data Confidentiality

December 12, 2018 We are writing to you as representatives of organizations whose members include census data users from the public, private, and academic sectors to communicate our interest in protecting census data confidentiality. As you know, internal Department of Justice (DoJ)...

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PAA Urges Trump Administration to Act on Revisions to Race and Ethnic Standards

On January 22, 2018, PAA President Wendy Manning and APC President Steve Ruggles sent this letter to White House official, Ms. Neomi Rao, expressing concern about inaction on possible revisions to the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. #GPAC...

letter-to-OMB-re_-revised-racial-and-ethnic-standards-delay-1-18.pdf

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PAA Comments on Public Access RFI

On May 5, PAA submitted comments in response to a Request for Information issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research . The RFI asked the scientific community for...


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Letter to Protect Federal Demographic Geospatial Data Collection

We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our interests in a specific clause contained in your proposed legislation, H.R. 482, the Local Zoning and Property Rights Protection Act. #GPAC2017 #Data #LettersandComments

Gosar-letter-2.28-1.pdf

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Comments on 2016 Revisions to the Common Rule

We are pleased to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) revisions to the Common Rule (HHS-OPHS-2015-008). Overall, we are very pleased with the proposed revisions to the NPRM. We found the proposal responsive to the concerns our organizations raised in our October 26, 2011 letter,...

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Comments on Latest Proposal to Redesign National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has long been the principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Because of its very large sample size and linkage to the National Death Index (NDI), it has also long been the...

PAA_Consensus_Statement_on_NHIS_Redesign.pdf

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PAA/APC Comments on OSTP Data Sharing RFI

The comments below are submitted on behalf of the over 3,000 members of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the over 40 federally supported population research centers at U.S. based research institutions comprising the Association of Population Centers (APC) in response the notice in...

PAA-APC-OSTP-Comments-data-sharing-proposal-3-20.pdf

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NIH Seeking Comments Through December 29 on Data Sharing Proposal

NIH Seeking Comments Through December 29 on Data Sharing Proposal Read More #latest-news