Integrity in Science
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Final Plenary
Integrity in Science
Agenda
Speakers
Articles, Press Releases, Reports
Keynote Address
—Brian Baird D-WA
Plenary Debate
—"The Data Quality Act and OMB Peer Review Honest Evaluations or New Tools for Manufacturing Doubt and Delay?"
Panel A
—"Misusing Science To Manufacture Doubt and Delay"
Panel B
—"Corporate and Government Suppression of Research"
Rachel Carson Award
—Presentation of Award to Theo Colborn
After Lunch Speaker
—"Industry-Driven Science and the Corruption of Evidence-Based Medicine"
Plenary Panel
—"Science v. Commerce in Medicine"
Panel A
—"Science Journals, Science Journalism and Disclosure"
Panel B
—"The Real Junk Science"
Final Plenary
—"A Program for Reform"

A Program for Reform
Panelists discuss policy reform agendas and strategies for mobilizing the public to advocate for these reforms.

Moderator: : Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
Audio Introduction [ mp3 - 2,386kb ]

Panelists:
 


Henry Kelly
President
Federation of American Scientists

Bio with Disclosure
Presentation
Listen to Audio [ mp3 - 6,065kb ]

"There's a very disturbing trend towards tightening of information under the current Bush administration... information that was routinely available has now been protected by a variety of rather draconian secrecy measures."

"If we're going to [allow] any government funded scientific data [to] be made available to anyone who requests it, we need [access to] corporate data...as well."

Thomas McGarity
University of Texas
Law School
Center for Progressive Regulation

Bio with Disclosure
Presentation
Listen to Audio [ mp3 - 3,874kb ]

Jean Fruci
Democratic House Science Committee Staff
Federal Advisory Committee Reform

Bio with Disclosure
Listen to Audio [ mp3 - 4,413kb ]

"I think Congress has done an abysmal job of oversight [of administration of the Federal Advisory Committee Act]. There were some very disturbing stories of what was going on....and Congress was not interested in taking a close look at this."

"In the federal civil service...scientists...are especially subject to retaliation if they are delivering accurate, but politically inconvenient findings."

Richard Condit
General Counsel
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Bio with Disclosure
Listen to Audio A [ mp3 - 4,717kb ]
and Audio B [ mp3 - 716kb ]