The Scientific Integrity Act would require agencies to adopt strong scientific integrity policies — and help prevent political interference in federal science.
With their decision in Sackett v. EPA, Supreme Court justices willing to ignore evidence in order to strike down regulations have once again substituted their preferences for the intent of Congress and the expertise of a federal agency.
Thirteen organizations have recommended modifications to a new framework that aims to help federal agencies develop strong policies to protect science from inappropriate political interference.
A new survey from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found that scientists from six federal agencies surveyed in late 2022 saw improvements in scientific integrity over the past two years, but many still report censorship and inadequate staffing.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a framework for agencies to use in revising or developing their policies to protect scientific integrity.
A new set of 57 recommendations on COVID-19 from a multidisciplinary, multinational group of experts should serve as a guide for the US response. In several areas, though, our government is not doing what’s recommended.
The Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization and declared that there is no constitutional right to abortion. It did so while disregarding extensive evidence of the harm this will cause.
Last week, EPA released a draft toxicological assessment of formaldehyde that the Trump administration had suppressed for years.
In response to a presidential memorandum, the Task Force on Scientific Integrity released its report on how federal agencies can improve their policies for protecting scientific integrity.