26 January 2017

AGU Urges U.S. Agencies to Protect Scientific Integrity and Open Communication of Scientific Information

Posted by Chris McEntee

Today, AGU issued this letter to federal agency heads and press release to science-interested media.

AGU expressed its concern over recent reports related to scientific integrity and open communication of scientific information generated by federal agencies to the public. We will continue to monitor what’s happening to science at the federal agency level and speak out to protect the rights of scientists and the principles of scientific integrity. I encourage you to share AGU’s position statement “AGU Supports Free and Open Communication of Scientific Findings,” which was adopted in 2011, and reaffirmed in September 2016.

If you’d like to get involved, we encourage you to take the following actions:

  • Consider sending a copy of the letter to your members of Congress. AGU’s Action Center platform provides an easy option for sending such communications, and it can be accessed here.
  • Sign up for AGU’s Science Policy Alerts, where we will be sharing regular updates and making recommendations for how you can take action.