OSTP Seeks Information on Improving Federal Scientific Integrity
The Memorandum released by the Biden administration on January 27 reaffirms and builds on a 2009 Presidential Memorandum as well as a 2010 Memorandum from the OSTP Director, referred to as “Scientific Integrity” collectively. Together, these memoranda specify elements that scientific integrity policies should address. As part of the current administration’s efforts to improve the effectiveness of Scientific Integrity policies, OSTP is asking for information about:
- The effectiveness of Federal scientific integrity policies and needed areas of improvement.
- Good practices Federal agencies could adopt to improve scientific integrity, including in the communication of scientific information, addressing emerging technologies and evolving scientific practices, supporting professional development of Federal scientists, and promoting transparency in the implementation of agency scientific integrity policies.
- Other topics or concerns that Federal scientific integrity policies should address.