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White House moves to strengthen integrity of science agencies


Framework says agencies should prevent political interference and have non-restrictive social media policies

The White House has published advice for US government agencies responsible for scientific research, intended to strengthen the integrity of their work, as it also launched initiatives to make federally funded research more open for scrutiny and reuse.

Announced by the Office of Science and Technology Policy on 11 and 12 January, the recommendations and initiatives follow months of review and discussion of the relevant policies with federal agencies.

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