Welcome to NOAA's Scientific Integrity Commons - a place for NOAA's scientific community to find resources such as relevant policies, Frequently Asked Questions, and links to external training. NOAA is one of many federal science agencies with an institutional Scientific Integrity Policy.
“Scientific integrity is the responsibility of everyone at NOAA, from bench scientists to the agency leadership, and we all need to cultivate a policy of honesty, tolerance, and respect.”
-Cynthia J. Decker, NOAA Scientific Integrity Officer
President Biden has issued a new Executive Order "Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking." NOAA will work with the Department of Commerce and the Office of Science and Technology Policy to ensure implementation of the Memorandum.
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