Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO)

Transparency & Integrity in HERO

Science informs and guides the decision-making process at EPA. We cannot make the best decisions unless we have confidence in the integrity of the science on which we rely. HERO is designed to put into practice EPA's commitment to transparency and scientific integrity by sharing the research, methodologies, and guidelines that inform the risk assessment process.

The risk assessment process is designed to help communicate the state of the science to decision-makers. The public must be able to trust this process and have confidence that it produces the highest quality results.

HERO's goal is to assist the scientist and the assessment process to achieve this integrity. Through systematic, comprehensive search and screening techniques, and public and stakeholder participation in the identification of key research, these values are maintained.

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