OSTP Seeking Comments on Scientific Integrity Framework
On March 3, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comments on the development of a framework of Federal policies for protecting scientific integrity from political interference, suppression, or manipulation. This RFI builds upon an earlier report, “Protecting the Integrity of Government Science,” which was released in January 2022 (see previous coverage). The RFI seeks info on four key areas of scientific integrity policy:
- How policies can address issues such as diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility;
- Criteria to evaluate scientific integrity policies in the Executive Branch;
- How to ensure that evaluation findings lead to effective improvement of scientific integrity policies;
- Ensuring the long-term viability of scientific integrity policies through future Administrations.
Comments are due April 4. More information is available in the Federal Register.