Today, NIH is releasing the Draft Scientific Integrity Policy of the National Institutes of Health for public comment. The draft policy articulates the procedures and processes in place at NIH that help maintain rigorous scientific integrity practices. Additionally, the draft policy proposes several new functions to further enhance scientific integrity at NIH and throughout the biomedical research enterprise.
The draft policy incorporates and is responsive to the principles and directives of the Presidential Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking, Protecting the Integrity of Government Science, and A Framework for Federal Scientific Integrity Policy and Practice.
The full draft policy can be viewed here. Comments on the draft policy will be accepted until November 9, 2023. Comments must be submitted through the comment form found at: https://osp.od.nih.gov/comment-form-draft-scientific-integrity-policy-for-the-national-institutes-of-health/.
Additional context on the draft policy can be found in the latest Under the Poliscope blog at: https://osp.od.nih.gov/make-your-voice-heard-on-nihs-draft-scientific-integrity-policy/.