May 4 – The OSTP updated it’s initial post to note that the Department of Health and Human Services did indeed release a final policy on March 30.
Early on Friday the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the latest in the slouching towards finality in the process of developing agency scientific integrity policies. Friday announcements usually are meant to be buried in the weekend. That this announcement comes a week after the March 30 deadline may be what was intended for interment.
I’m not in a position to dive deep into this just yet, but I think it worth noting that the OSTP post apparently links to all the officially submitted policies. Have fun with the link dump:
Agencies: US Agency for International Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Marine Mammal Commission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Intelligence Community.
Those that are late: Departments of Defense,
Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Labor. (The absence of a Health and Human Services policy means the National Institutes of Health lacks one as well.)
I’m starting to think I may need to save some money for Freedom of Information Act filings.
Once I get the time to dig into the policies that are new to me, I’ll have some more posts on this matter.