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Department of Labor Request for Public Comment on the Development of its Scientific Integrity Policy

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is publishing its draft policy on Scientific Integrity in response to the March 9, 2009, Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity, and the December 17, 2010, Memorandum from the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. DOL is soliciting comments on its draft policy.

The President articulated six principles federal agencies should follow to preserve and promote scientific integrity. The President also assigned the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) with the creation of guidelines for Federal Agencies to ensure the highest level of integrity in all aspects of the science and technological processes. This Scientific Integrity Policy (SIP) establishes standards for DOL for ensuring accuracy and integrity in all scientific activities informing rulemaking and public policy decisions in accordance with the memoranda from the President and OSTP.

View the draft Scientific Integrity Policy

Your input is important to us. Please consider the spectrum of DOL programs, policies, grants, enforcement actions or regulations when providing responses. Please provide responses that are supported with specific examples and data, where possible.

Does the Definitions section of DOL's draft SIP adequately outline the relevant terms of the policy?
Does the General Policy section of DOL's draft SIP adequately frame the purpose of the policy?
Does the Principles section adequately outline the responsibilities of DOL agencies to protect scientific integrity?
How can DOL best engage diverse stakeholders in the discussion of scientific integrity?

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