Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Scientific Integrity and Media Policies Assessed at U.S. Federal Agencies



Two new reports from the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) provide analyses of U.S. government agencies’ policies on scientific integrity and media. An 8 March report, “Federal Agency Scientific Integrity Policies: A Comparative Analysis,” found that many of those policies at 22 agencies and departments that were written following a 2009 presidential directive “actively promote and support a culture of scientific integrity,” but a number of the policies have significant flaws.