Originally published: April 12, 2012
Last updated: April 19, 2012 - 2:03pm
Responding to an initial call by the President -- amplified in a memorandum developed by my office with significant input from science stakeholders and the public -- departments and agencies across the Federal government have been diligently crafting scientific-integrity policies to guide them as they pursue their diverse missions.
As I’ve documented in previous blog posts, the number of agencies that have worked this complex process to completion has grown steadily in the past year. By December 2011, all departments and agencies with science and technology as core parts of their mission had either completed or were very close to completing their policies. But most were still conducting internal reviews and had not made their policies public. In February, in keeping with this Administration’s commitment to maximizing openness and transparency, I asked all departments and agencies to make their policies public by March 30, whether those policies were final or still in final draft form. The response was positive; as of this week almost every covered Federal entity is in compliance, and the few remaining others report they are very close to unveiling their final policies.
Specifically, the following departments and agencies have released their scientific integrity policies: the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, State, and Transportation, as well as the US Agency for International Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Marine Mammal Commission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Intelligence Community, and Veterans Affairs.
Three Departments reported last week that they would miss the March 30 deadline but expect to release their policies very soon—most likely by the end of this month. They are the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Labor.
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