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April 2022 Update: CSLDF Comments on How to Protect Federal Science & New Event

CSLDF Submits Comments on How to Strengthen Policies that Protect Science

On April 4, CSLDF filed comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)’s Request for Information to Support the Development of a Federal Scientific Integrity Policy Framework. Federal agencies should all have robust policies to ensure scientific integrity, and we are glad the Biden administration is making an effort to improve protections for federal science.

Among other recommendations, we urge federal agencies to strengthen prohibitions against political interference; to develop clear penalties for scientific integrity violations; to protect scientists’ rights to publicly communicate their work; and to make it easier for scientists to file scientific integrity complaints. We also explain how federal agencies can strengthen their cultures of scientific integrity.

Read more about the comments here.

Upcoming Webinar: Science Advocacy 101

CSLDF and March for Science NYC invite you to a webinar on April 29, 2022 at 1 – 2 PM EDT, which will focus on helping scientists safely and effectively engage in scientific and political advocacy while avoiding potential pitfalls. We will explain how scientists who want to participate in Congressional advocacy, political campaigning, or other forms of advocacy, such as federal rulemaking, can mitigate their risks.

Program details and how to register are available here.

Together, We Can Stand Up For Science!

For over 10 years, CSLDF has provided pro bono legal assistance to over 200 scientists being threatened or silenced for doing their jobs. We continue to assist a record-breaking number of scientists this year and develop resources to help scientists exercise their rights. Please help us defend science by making a gift today.

We deeply appreciate our generous donors. Your support enables us to defend vital research that furthers climate action, thank you!

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