Today, the Scientific Integrity Task Force opens a window to receive input from the American people on ways to help ensure that scientific integrity is paramount in Federal governance for years to come. The feedback gleaned from the request for information (RFI), available today and open for 30 days from its official date of publication on Monday, will inform the Task Force’s recommendations to ensure robust and accurate evidence-based policymaking and to restore public trust in government.

Established in May, the nearly 50-member Scientific Integrity Task Force, representing agencies from across the Federal government, regularly convenes to respond to President Biden’s January memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking. The Task Force is reviewing existing Federal scientific-integrity policies to identify effective solutions that will help Federal science improve the lives of the American people, inform innovative and equitable policy, and revitalize the confidence of the American public in its government.

“We need all of America to help protect scientific integrity and restore public trust,” said OSTP Deputy Director for Science and Society Alondra Nelson. “Our public call urges Americans from across the country to help chart the course for fact-based policymaking for years to come. Together, we can tackle our most pressing challenges with solutions that are informed by science.”

During its most recent meetings, the Task Force established working groups to examine instances in which scientific integrity policies were not followed or enforced and identify effective practices for ensuring integrity in emerging areas of scientific and technological research and analysis, improving training in scientific integrity, bolstering research transparency, and protecting science communication. In addition, given the importance of scientific integrity as a foundation for trust in government, the Task Force formed a working group to coordinate external engagement—to gather feedback from a range of stakeholders, including the American public, through a range of interactions and channels for input, including upcoming listening sessions and the RFI announced today.

Below is the full list of Scientific Integrity Task Force members:

Ben Adams
National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice

Anne Andrews
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce

Brad Blythe
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior

Ericka Boone
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

Rebecca Bunnell
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

Sarah Burgess-Herbert
Agency for International Development

Laina Bush
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

Carolyn Clancy
Department of Veterans Affairs

Dan Cotter
Department of Homeland Security

Chery Crawford Watson
National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice

Ryan Donohue**
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Dave Draper
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ryan Durga
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Lucy Eldridge
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor

Helena Fu
Department of Energy

Francesca Grifo*
Environmental Protection Agency

Rebecca Haffajee
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

Robert Hampshire
Department of Transportation

Chris Hassell
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, Department of Health and Human Services

Chavonda Jacobs-Young
Department of Agriculture

Ron Jarmin
Census Bureau, Department of Commerce

Carmine Leggett
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Christopher Marcum
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

Craig McLean
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce

Eduardo Misawa
National Science Foundation

Bindu Nair
Department of Defense

Sara Newman
National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Kashyap Patel
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior

Avital Percher**
National Science Foundation

Linda Pimentel**
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

Geoff Plumlee
U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Rachel Ramoni
Department of Veterans Affairs

Anne Ricciuti*
Department of Education

Michael Robertson
Department of Homeland Security

Craig Robinson*
U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Anna (Elise) Rowe
Department of Health and Human Services

Scott Sellars
State Department

Kate Shaw
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

Jerry Sheehan*
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Tyrone Spady
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

Ellen Stofan
Smithsonian Institution

P.V. Sundareshwar
Agency for International Development

William Trenkle
Department of Agriculture

Orenthal J. (OJ) Tucker
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Bill Werkheiser
Department of the Interior

Catherine Wolfram
Department of the Treasury

Ex officio

Jane Lubchenco
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Alondra Nelson
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

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* Co-chairs
** Executive Secretaries

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