Comments on the Development of a Federal Scientific Integrity Policy Framework

On April 4, 2022, EPN member Tom Sinks, former Human Subjects Research Review Official for EPA’s Program in Human Research and Ethics Oversight, submitted comments in his personal capacity for the development of a Federal Scientific Integrity Policy Framework at the request of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In order to secure scientific integrity across the Federal government, Tom suggested that OSTP  formalize scientific integrity into new or existing rules, implement institutional policies, create firewalls between political appointees and the scientific process, and extend scientific integrity policies to Federal Advisory Committees, state governments, and academic institutions.

Read Tom Sinks’ full comments.