MMS is in the process of implementing (1) GAO's past recommendations to help identify missing royalty reports and monitor payors' changes to royalty data; (2) recommendations from the Royalty Policy Committee--a group empanelled by the Secretary of the Interior to provide advice on managing federal and Indian leases and revenues--to improve edit checks, monitor the quality of natural gas, revise gas valuation regulations, and improve coordination with BLM; and (3) other efforts on adding specific edits for sales prices and identifying discrepancies in volumes between operators and payors.
However, there are still questions over the legitimacy of data as it is transferred from one location to another through human data entry With Source Data Verification (SDV) and data management review through edit checks and listings, transcription errors are found throughout the conduct of a trial.
Many different factors could play a role in influencing the eCRF design time metric: training and experience of the design staff, review process and cycle time, volume and complexity of edit checks, re-use of eCRF elements--such as edit checks and derivations--and more.
Once a day, the files uploaded to the web page are downloaded to MPL for processing and edit checks. All files collected for the day are then run through the 3M grouper and grouped to versions 4.2, 5.0 and 5.1.
These have included improved controls to prevent problems, data mining and edit checks to monitor transactions and identify problems, and compliance checks and audits to be sure that controls are effective.