Volume 89 Issue 2 | pp. 28-29
Issue Date: January 10, 2011

Federal Blueprint For Scientific Integrity

Agencies will have to develop procedures to implement administration’s new policy
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: scientific integrity, OSTP

The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a long-awaited memorandum to federal departments designed to ensure scientific integrity in the government. The memo, dated Dec. 17, 2010, tells agencies they must create a “culture of scientific integrity” to ensure public trust in science. Critics of the new policy, however, were quick to point out that the memo contains few specifics and does not address all of the . . .

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