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Scientific Integrity Commons

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 issued, in January 2021, an Executive Order Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking. This Presidential Memorandum required the Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a report on scientific integrity in the federal government. The report, Protecting the Integrity of Government Science, was released on January 11, 2022.

About Scientific Integrity in NOAA

Learn why we practice SI and how we do it

Department of Commerce

Read about relevant DOC policies

NOAA Scientific Integrity Policy

Get the basics of the NOAA SI policy


Find our annual reports here