Fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan
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Streamline Researcher Access to Confidential Federal Data for Evidence Building

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US0117.0 Leaders of the Federal statistical system, led by the Chief Statistician of the United States, recently launched a Standard Application Process… This significant achievement is a launching pad for additional seamless support for greater evidence building
Agency & Subagency Office of Management and Budget
Office of the Chief Statistician
Sub-Commitment Status Complete
February 2024 Progress

Progress Update:
The Standard Application Process (SAP) launched and started accepting applications in 2022. It provides a repository of metadata describing confidential data assets from OMB-recognized federal statistical agencies and units—and offers a streamlined, standardized process to request access to those assets for evidence-building purposes. With the initial functionality made public, the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy and OMB is overseeing the application moving forward, in alignment with M-23-04.


August 2023 Progress The Standard Application Process (SAP) was launched and application acceptance started in 2022. The Interagency Council on Statistical Policy continues to engage with SAP stakeholders and is adding new features and metadata to the SAP inventory. Regular updates on progress can be found at the following link.

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