|The Office of Scientific Quality Review|
The Office of Scientific Quality Review
The Office of Scientific Quality Review is a congressionally mandated entity, independent and objective within the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), tasked with ensuring the highest scientific quality for the Agency’s People, Projects, and Programs.
To be a trusted contributor to the value, safety, and integrity of American agricultural research, and to ensure that ARS remains a leader in delivering effective and innovative scientific solutions that address domestic and international agricultural needs.
Our mission is to promote effectiveness and integrity as a staff to administer quality peer reviews of USDA’s people, projects and programs; to ensure accountability of the Agency’s research and the scientists who conduct it; to achieve greater efficiency, and program improvement by providing unique expert perspective on the science foundation of ARS.
Coordinates classification of ARS Category 1 research scientists positions
Coordinates peer review of ALL ARS funded intramural research project plans
Coordinates the retrospective evaluation of ALL ARS National Programs
Moushumi Paul, Ph.D.
Lead Program Management Specialist
Phone: (301) 504-1408
Program Management Specialist
Phone: (301) 504-1566
Program Support Assistant
Phone: (301) 504-1448
Weidong Chen, Ph.D.
Scientific Quality Review Officer (SQRO)
Phone: (509) 335-9178