TAG ARCHIVES FOR public trust

21
May2018

On April 30, 2018, the EPA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. The rule would prohibit the EPA from basing regulatory action on scientific studies for which the underlying raw data and models are not publicly available “in a manner sufficient for validation and analysis.” According to the notice, the proposed rule is “designed to increase transparency in the preparation, identification, and use of science in policymaking.” On its face, this sounds good; however, many in the scientific community are expressing deep concern that this proposed rule is actually a way for EPA to limit the types of science it can and will use in regulatory decision-making, to the detriment of environmental policy and the public’s health. Comments on the proposed rule are due May 30. Read more

10
Aug2017

PRIM&R invited members of our Emerging Professionals Working Group (EPWG) to write about topics of relevance to their work and to the research ethics community. In this post, Molly Schleicher discusses how effective scientific communication that engages and educates the audience can help the public better understand science and research and make informed decisions, which in turn supports the entire research enterprise. Read more