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 Trump 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
National Aeronautic and Space Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Energy
Department of Transportation
National Science Foundation
Marine Mammal Commission