Yesterday, CSLDF joined a dozen other organizations urging the Biden administration to better protect federal science and scientists.
During his first week in office, President Biden signed a memorandum aiming to improve government science, particularly the scientific integrity protections in government agencies. While CSLDF supports this memorandum and the administration’s commitment to science, several key components have been overlooked.
We therefore joined a coalition of groups representing a range of issues including environmental, public health, reproductive health, watchdog, and whistleblower interests. Our proposed changes may appear small, but they would significantly strengthen federal scientific integrity, make it safer for scientists raising concerns, and help restore public trust in science.