HR 1358: Scientific Integrity Act

The “Scientific Integrity Act” would require federal agencies to prohibit “suppression and distortion” of research data. The bill is sponsored by Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and co-sponsored by 77 additional members of the House.

If enacted, the legislation would require federal agencies to create scientific integrity policies. In a statement, former director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren said the bill “would embody in law important elements of the progress on scientific integrity and transparency in government we were able to make in the Obama Administration using Executive authority.”