President Biden Reaffirms Scientific Integrity

On January 27, 2021, President Biden signed a Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking, which reaffirms scientific integrity policies and seeks to ensure that policy is informed by science, and that science is not distorted by politics. The memorandum directs the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to convene an interagency task force to conduct a thorough review of the effectiveness of agency scientific integrity policies, and report on a biennial basis on scientific integrity policies.