Shortly after taking office, President Obama ordered agencies to create policies to safeguard scientific integrity within federal service. These policies are supposed to outlaw political manipulation of science, ensure transparency of decision-making, and protect scientific whistleblowers.
Since then, PEER has tracked the evolution of these policies and fought vigorously to broaden and strengthen them. We will continue to pursue the critical issue of scientific integrity during the Biden administration and assist scientists confronted with political manipulation or suppression of their work.
Below you will find a detailed report card and the text of the Scientific Integrity policies for 15 agencies with environmental, public health and safety responsibilities.
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Agriculture
Food and Drug Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention