To increase awareness of state open records laws—and how they’re lacking—today we released the second edition of our report, “Research Protections in Open Records Laws: An Analysis and Ranking.” The publication includes a detailed breakdown of how each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia treat scientific and academic research under their open records laws.
Our newest educational resource, "What to Expect When You're an Expert Witness," is a guide that's intended to help scientists know what to expect—and what to safeguard against—when they agree to provide expert testimony to judges and juries.
Today we published a resource designed to help scientists from all disciplines understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws, so they can safely and effectively advocate for the issues of importance to them.
Today we published two educational resources to help scientists safely and effectively speak up for science, and know what to do if they end up in political crosshairs. “Safeguarding Online Communications” is a practical guide to expressing one’s views and engaging in activism, while minimizing the risk of threats and attacks. And the new edition of “Handling Political Harassment and Legal Intimidation” has information about whistleblowing and participating in advocacy and activism.
Today we released a joint report, “Protecting Science at Federal Agencies: How Congress Can Help,” that describes the tools Congress should use to bring back evidence-based policymaking. Authored by 16 leading advocacy organizations, the report is part of an effort to remove political interference and protect the role of science in the policymaking process.