Nineteen US agencies have submitted draft or final guidelines on scientific integrity to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, according to a blog post from that office. Among the agencies that submitted draft guidelines are the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Nature's News Blog adds that while the White House science office has not made the guidelines public, some agencies have made their guidelines available. NSF published its draft policy in the Federal Register. "We strongly believe that research results should be objective and not influenced by a potential awardee's financial interests or affiliations," the agency writes. The guidelines also cover NSF's media policy.
Aug 15, 2011