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Staged Electronic Data Deliverable (SEDD) - General Information


This page contains information about the Staged Electronic Data Deliverable (SEDD).

General Information

The Staged Electronic Data Deliverable (SEDD) is a uniform format for electronic delivery of analytical data for environmental programs. The data deliverable generated by SEDD is an industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) file. A major advantage for laboratories is that SEDD can be implemented in stages. This allows laboratories to meet Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) requirements for multiple programs without having to overhaul their EDD-producing systems as agency or program needs change.

What is SEDD?

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SEDD Users

The following organizations/programs are using SEDD as the electronic format for the delivery of laboratory analytical data:

Other federal and state agencies are also evaluating the use of SEDD.

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SEDD Benefits

Currently, laboratories produce over 100 different types of electronic deliverables to meet the needs of multiple customers. The stages of SEDD can help reduce the number of these deliverables and the associated costs for both laboratories and their customers by:

Additional cost savings will be found as agencies and programs adopt SEDD and more electronic tools are developed that can be for:

SEDD files also allow for the long term storage of laboratory analytical data in a non-proprietary format (XML) as well as keeping all associated laboratory quality control information related to the sample analysis.

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The SEDD Stages

The SEDD deliverable is available in four stages. You can select the stage that best suits your reporting requirements. These stages are described below:

  1. Stage 1 contains the minimum number of analytical data elements to convey results ONLY data to the end user (and is equivalent to the data on the current CLP Form I).
  2. Stages 2a and 2b build on Stage 1. Stages 2a and 2b add method and instrument Quality Control data, respectively.
  3. Stage 3 builds on Stages 1 and 2, and adds additional measurement data to allow for independent recalculation of reported results. Stage 3 will be similar in detail to the current CLP electronic deliverable.
  4. Stage 4 builds on Stages 1, 2, and 3 and adds the raw instrument data files. A prototype of a Stage 4 file has been developed using NIST and ASTM protocols.

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