Legal Aid for Scientists
Control of information often is the key to controlling outcomes. For this reason, scientists working in public agencies and their findings are put under pressure or attack when the content of their work may have economic or political significance.
The law protecting both scientists and science is embryonic and emerging. This web-center is an attempt to connect embattled scientists with access to legal resources and information.
This center also displays information about scientists’ rights and options in a user- friendly fashion on topics such as –
- How to cope with voluminous “weaponized” public records requests intended to launch intrusively and disruptive fishing expeditions.
PEER is assembling an Alliance for Legal Protection of Science so that you have access to information and resources when you need it.
Nothing in this Science Legal Resources Center or anywhere else on the peer.org website should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law. The legal information provided on this website is of a general nature and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed professional i.e., a competent authority with specialized knowledge who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case.
Please contact a local bar association, or similar association of attorneys in your jurisdiction to obtain a referral to a competent legal professional if you do not have such representation. Also, you may want to visit the Resources portion of this center.
In addition, no warranty whatsoever is made for any of the information displayed here. Statutes can change, sometimes quite quickly. A law may have been modified or overturned by subsequent developments since the entry was made.
PEER reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements in the materials in this center at any time and without notice. In addition, PEER disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.