Scientific Integrity

Jeff Ruch

Jeff Ruch was the Executive Director of PEER from 1997-2019 and now serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. Before coming to DC, Jeff worked in California state government for 17 years, mostly in the State Legislature as counsel to various committees where he drafted literally hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff served stints as a deputy district attorney, an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

How Interior Sabotaged Its Scientific Integrity Policy  

by Kirsten Stade | June 8, 2021
Political Appointees Enjoy Immunity for Skewing or Suppressing Science ...

PEERMail | Stories on Scientific Integrity

by Tim Whitehouse | June 1, 2021
Engaging the Biden Administration on scientific integrity means more than focusing on Trump Administration abuses ...

Can Biden Science Task Force Break Old Bad Habits? 

by Kirsten Stade | May 27, 2021
Many Worked for Years in Failed System without a Peep of Protest ...

Alaska Red King Crab Dethroned by Scientific Fraud

by Kirsten Stade | April 26, 2021
For 40 Years NOAA Inflated Population and Masked Disastrous Overfishing ...

Op-Ed | Reversing Scientific Integrity’s Race to the Bottom

by Tim Whitehouse | April 21, 2021
Biden's order to review federal agencies' scientific integrity policies must include certain provisions to work - suppression of science is a major problem ...

BLOG | Supreme Court FOIA Decision and Official Candor

by Jeff Ruch | March 16, 2021
The recent Supreme Court decision makes government less transparent by shielding scientific conclusions from disclosure unless they are finally adopted by agency decision-makers ...