Scientific Integrity Policies

On March 9, 2009, President Obama issued a directive to the heads of executive branch departments regarding promulgation of new policies to safeguard scientific integrity within federal service. These policies are supposed to outlaw political manipulation of science, ensure transparency of decision-making and provide additional protection for scientific whistleblowers.

These policies are slowly coming into effect.  PEER has assembled detailed information about these policies and what they provide.

In so doing, PEER has –

Below you will find a detailed report card and the text of the Scientific Integrity policies for 15 agencies with environmental, public health and safety responsibilities.


Report Card         Department of Agriculture             Policy


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Report Card          Center for Disease Control            Policy


Report Card          Department of Defense              Policy


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Report Card         Department of Energy            Policy


Report Card        Department of Homeland Security        Policy


Report Card         Environmental Protection Agency           Policy


Report Card          Food and Drug Administration                 Policy


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Report Card      Department of Health and Human Services     Policy


Report Card          Department of Interior            Policy


Report Card          Department of Labor               Policy


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Report Card    Marine Mammal Commission   Policy



Report Card    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration    Policy



Report Card    National Science Foundation    Policy



Report Card    National Aeronautics and Space Administration    Policy



Report Card    Department of Transportation    Policy