H.R. 1709: Scientific Integrity Act

CBO Score

$5 million

Date of Report

Wed November 6th, 2019

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To amend the America COMPETES Act to establish certain scientific integrity policies for Federal agencies that fund, conduct, or oversee scientific research, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Paul Tonko — D — NY

Recodifies existing federal activities related to scientific integrity. The bill would require agencies that fund, conduct, or oversee scientific research to adopt a scientific integrity policy and submit their policies to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for approval. The bill also would direct each agency to appoint a scientific integrity officer, establish a scientific integrity training program, and report annually on misconduct. In addition, OSTP would be required to convene annual meetings of scientific integrity officers to discuss best practices and to make related information publicly available.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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