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Brennan Center Comment to the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Scientific Integrity

The Brennan Center submitted a comment urging the Office of Science and Technology Policy to institute strong and broadly applicable standards to protect scientific integrity in the federal government.

Published: July 28, 2021

On July 28, 2021 the Bren­nan Center filed a comment with the Office of Science and Tech­no­logy Policy (OSTP) concern­ing scientific integ­rity policies in the federal govern­ment. Scientific integ­rity policies are a crit­ical tool to safe­guard against polit­ical inter­fer­ence and ensure that expert­ise plays a role in the poli­cy­mak­ing process. Build­ing off the recom­mend­a­tions of its bipar­tisan National Task Force on Rule of Law & Demo­cracy, the Bren­nan Center recom­men­ded that scientific integ­rity policies be broadly applic­able, include proced­ures for eval­u­at­ing and present­ing research and data and a presump­tion that research and data be publicly disclosed, and have effect­ive enforce­ment and account­ab­il­ity mech­an­isms. 

The Bren­nan Center’s full comment can be read here.