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Web Date: April 10, 2012

A Vote For Scientific Integrity

Government: Federal agencies put forward plans to protect science from interference
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: OSTP, Scientific integrity, federal agencies, policy, research

Policies aimed at protecting science from political interference have been finalized by 17 federal agencies three years after President Barack Obama called for reforms “to restore science to its rightful place.”

Scientific integrity policies from four more agencies—the Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, and Labor—are still in the works and should be completed by the end of the month, according to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).

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