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2009 May 8

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  1. Jami Haskell permalink
    August 4, 2009

    Are there plans to integrate Data Finder with the Data resources page (www.epa.gov/epahome/data.html) that is linked from the home page? (in the Resources box)? It’s confusing that these are two separate resources, but have very similar purposes. I was looking for Data Finder when I clicked on the Data link in the resources box since it had been linked from the news items the previous day. Not saying that either is better than the other or that one should replace the other (i’m sure they’re different), but couldn’t they be integrated in some way such that there isn’t duplication/confusion for users? Have you communicated with the people who built the data page? Perhaps you all could work together to put out a single resource?

    thanks.

    • August 4, 2009

      for Jami Haskell: Yes, we plan to integrate the Data Finder site and the Data & Software page. It makes sense to find data from one source. Any specifics on how to do this are welcomed.

  2. Steve W permalink
    June 4, 2009

    Error in Title of Toxics Release inventory-

    The correct title includes an “s” Toxics not Toxic

  3. Elizabeth H. Margosches permalink
    June 1, 2009

    At both Barry Nussbaum’s and Joan Ebzery’s requests, I just opened the Data Finder. Typically, data find me, so I had no particular path to follow in this “review”. Nonetheless, on my first trail, which I followed along Health Risks/Health Assessment, I discovered a page that must be edited: http://www.epa.gov/ncct/parameters.html. The contact is listed as Hugh Barton, but Hugh left the Agency to go to Pfizer at least a year ago. I imagine Bob Kavlock can tell you the up-to-date contact.

    I’m not sending this to the blog, because it is not a suggestion for a new source, but a correction that should be passed along to a part of the agency.

    Additionally, I didn’t check any content of these two physiological parameter databases, largely because I do not have Access. But, whoever created the older adult database should be sure that there are no individual identifiers or ways, using the source articles in combination with the database, to identify individuals from the data presented.

    • emcmah02 permalink*
      June 1, 2009

      Elizabeth, Thanks for telling us about the incorrect contact person for the Database Of Physiological Parameters For Early Life Rats And Mice. I have forwarded the information to the US EPA Computational Toxicology Program. I expect they will revise their website.

  4. Hal permalink
    May 28, 2009

    every click on any link on the entire site gives a runtime error

    • emcmah02 permalink*
      May 28, 2009

      There are two reasons this could be happening. One is that you have to be in the EPA system to access the site (it’s on the intranet so you can only access it from EPA computers or through AAA remote access). Two is that you may be trying to hit the contractor’s site instead of the intranet site (http://intranet.epa.gov/datafinder ).

      Please tell me if this works for you.

  5. Christine L. Russom permalink
    May 27, 2009

    I oversee the ECOTOX database.

    You have it taxonomically categorized as chemical and species, but should also be tagged with the terms

    Toxicity (although you see to only have this for human health and not environmental toxicity or environmental health)
    Pesticides

    – Christine L. Russom

  6. emcmah02 permalink*
    May 26, 2009

    This happens when people access the site on the contractor’s server. Please use the version on the intranet (http://intranet.epa.gov/datafinder) so you don’t get these messages. Sorry for the confusion.

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