USGS Scientists Prevented from Researching “Politically Contentious” Topics
Date: August 14th, 2018
Agency: DOI, Federal
Explanation: Research Hindrance
Scientist: Climate, Other
On August 14, 2018, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) published the results of a survey of 63,000 scientists employed by the federal government. The survey, which was conducted by UCS and Iowa State University in early 2018, gathered information about scientific integrity at 16 federal agencies. According to USC, the results “demonstrate significant challenges related to the development and use of science” within federal agencies.