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Integrity Guidelines Up for Public Review

NSF drafts guidelines of its scientific integrity principles, and opens them up for public comment.

By | August 5, 2011

FLICKR, HILARYMASON

The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a draft summarizing its principles for scientific integrity and outlining new principles which it plans to implement at the end of the year, and has invited the public to chime in.

The federal agency is already guided by stringent integrity principles meant to avoid conflicts of interest during funding of grants and research misconduct. The new document mostly focuses on how the agency deals with public outreach—articulating the rights and responsibilities of NSF-funded researchers, NSF public affairs officers, and the media when it comes to disseminating NSF-funded research. It makes clear, for example, that NSF-funded scientists and staff are allowed to express their personal views. The document also says that the NSF will create a scientific integrity website in the near future.

The deadline for comments is September 6.

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Avatar of: Ken Pimple

Anonymous

August 5, 2011

In related news, a vacancy announcement has
recently been posted for a job critical for promoting research integrity in the
United States - the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) at
the National Science Foundation. From the announcement (http://jobview.usajobs.gov/Get...

The retiring incumbent, Peggy Fischer, has described it as a dream job, with
never a dull day, a great staff, at a great place to work. It's challenging and
requires someone who can work with law enforcement (she doesn't carry a gun,
but she trains with people who do), policy makers, scientists, university
leaders, and other diverse constituencies. She has emphasized to me and others
that it's essential to get great candidates for this position.

This is one of the most important jobs in the United States
for promoting research integrity and the responsible conduct of research.Ken

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

August 5, 2011

In related news, a vacancy announcement has
recently been posted for a job critical for promoting research integrity in the
United States - the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) at
the National Science Foundation. From the announcement (http://jobview.usajobs.gov/Get...

The retiring incumbent, Peggy Fischer, has described it as a dream job, with
never a dull day, a great staff, at a great place to work. It's challenging and
requires someone who can work with law enforcement (she doesn't carry a gun,
but she trains with people who do), policy makers, scientists, university
leaders, and other diverse constituencies. She has emphasized to me and others
that it's essential to get great candidates for this position.

This is one of the most important jobs in the United States
for promoting research integrity and the responsible conduct of research.Ken

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

August 5, 2011

In related news, a vacancy announcement has
recently been posted for a job critical for promoting research integrity in the
United States - the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) at
the National Science Foundation. From the announcement (http://jobview.usajobs.gov/Get...

The retiring incumbent, Peggy Fischer, has described it as a dream job, with
never a dull day, a great staff, at a great place to work. It's challenging and
requires someone who can work with law enforcement (she doesn't carry a gun,
but she trains with people who do), policy makers, scientists, university
leaders, and other diverse constituencies. She has emphasized to me and others
that it's essential to get great candidates for this position.

This is one of the most important jobs in the United States
for promoting research integrity and the responsible conduct of research.Ken

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