Scientific Integrity

On December 17, 2010, OSTP Director John P. Holdren issued a Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the subject of Scientific Integrity.

Agencies are taking steps to share tools and good practices to improve the implementation of scientific integrity policies across the Federal government.  Some are incorporating scientific integrity policies into broader frameworks to improve the quality and trustworthiness of scientific research results produced or used by Federal agencies. 

These steps represent significant accomplishments in enhancing scientific integrity and ensuring that the public can trust the science and scientific process informing public policy decisions.  

Since the issuance of the Memorandum, twenty-four Federal departments and agencies have developed and implemented scientific integrity policies consistent with the OSTP guidelines.

The following materials were made available at a Scientific Integrity Workshop convened in 2011: