ALLIANCE Publications Information Quality

Information Quality describes the fitness for use of the information provided.

It is important that information consumers understand where the data comes from so they can assess how much to trust any reports, metrics and other measures based on this data.

Is the data all the data or are some parts missing? Comprehensiveness
Does the data conform with reality? How many "corrections" or how much transformation was required when loading the data. Validity
How up-to-date is the data? When was the data loaded into the system? Timeliness

The data is complete, accurate, and up-to-date

This is the system of record for all Alliance publications. This means that it is the authoritative source.

However once a publication has moved to PubMed and PubMedCentral these systems have precedence. This application will periodically poll these systems and update the information here to match theirs.

This application also relies on other Alliance systems such as Directory and Committees and these are not system of records. This means that for some data elements the data here is only as reliable as those supporting systems.