Scientific Integrity


Let CDC Scientists Speak to the Public about Coronavirus

, Research Analyst

Today, we’re taking action to let the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) know that the public should hear from experts about this ongoing pandemic. We’ve filed a letter to the CDC saying that restricting scientists and public health officials from speaking directly to the public on the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a violation of their scientific integrity policy. Read more >

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UCS Center for Science and Democracy Research Director Gretchen Goldman at the October 2019 meeting of the Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel.

Keeping Up With Scientific Integrity: October–December 2019

Liz Borkowski, , UCS

Nearly three years into the Trump administration, we’ve seen so many attacks on science—as well some spirited defenses of it—that it can be hard to remember all that’s occurred. To help us all stay on top of fast-moving situations, I’m posting quarterly updates on scientific integrity actions. This the update for the final quarter of 2019. Read more >

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America’s Wetlands: Vital, Ignored, and Now Defined Away by the Trump Administration

, Lead science and policy analyst

The quality of more than half of the country’s wetlands and 18 percent of its streams is now in peril. This move goes against established science and flies in the face of hydrogeology. Read more >

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Keeping Up With Scientific Integrity: July-September 2019

Liz Borkowski, , UCS

Nearly three years into the Trump administration, we’ve seen so many attacks on science—as well some spirited defenses of it—that it can be hard to remember all that’s occurred. To help us all stay on top of fast-moving situations, I’m starting a new project: quarterly updates on scientific integrity actions. The somewhat belated update for the third quarter of 2019 is below, and future editions will also appear on this blog. Read more >

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science committee hearing room 10-17-19

Scientific Integrity Act Passes Out of Committee with Unprecedented Bipartisan Support

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Today, the remarkable happened: the Scientific Integrity Act passed the House Science Committee with support from both Republicans and Democrats. Six Republicans joined all 19 Democrats in attendance to vote the Scientific Integrity Act out of Committee. This is the first time this kind of legislation has passed out of a House committee. This is also the first time this kind of legislation has received public support from Republicans still in office. Read more >

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