The Committee is responsible for developing guidance and validation rules that can prevent or detect inconsistencies or errors in XBRL data filed with the SEC. Working within its Guiding Principles for Element Selection, the Committee focuses on data quality issues that adversely affect data consumption and analysis and prioritizes issues based on input from users.

The Committee provides an open collaborative process with stakeholders through exposure of its proposed guidance and validation rules for public comment. Members of the Committee include representatives from software providers, data aggregators, institutional investors, the accounting profession and academia. To contact the Data Quality Committee email

The Committee's key activities include:

  • Providing progress updates to SEC staff and input to FASB staff to aid in simplifying and improving the US GAAP Taxonomy.
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Committee Members

Lou Rohman, Toppan Merrill (Chair)

Pranav Ghai, Calcbench

Adrien Cloutier, Morningstar, Inc.

Emily Huang, idaciti

Charles Kessler, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Andreas Krohn, Bloomberg

Craig Lewis, Vanderbilt University

Campbell Pryde, XBRL US, Inc

Mohini Singh, ACA, CFA Institute

Steve Soter, 1-800-contacts

Amit Varshney, Credit Suisse HOLT

Permanent Observers

Louis Matherne, FASB

Izabela Ruta, IASB