H.R.849 - Scientific Integrity Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 02/04/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.849 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/04/2021)
Scientific Integrity Act
This bill revises provisions regarding the release of scientific research results by federal agencies.
Each agency that funds, conducts, or oversees scientific research must (1) adopt and enforce a scientific integrity policy that includes requirements such as that scientific conclusions are not based on political considerations, and (2) submit such policy to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for approval. Each agency must make such policy available to the public and submit such policy to Congress. Agencies and the OSTP must periodically review the policies. The Government Accountability Office shall review implementation of the policies.
Each agency shall (1) appoint a Scientific Integrity Officer, (2) establish a process for dispute resolution consistent with the scientific integrity policy, and (3) establish a specified training program for current and new employees.