Scientific Integrity FY 2015 Outreach
Scientific integrity outreach is key to implementing the Scientific Integrity Policy. In FY 2015, outreach included presentations at regional offices and laboratories, development of outreach materials, participation in conferences and other events, and organization of stakeholder meetings. These outreach activities are detailed in this section.
In FY 2015, the Scientific Integrity Official gave 42 presentations, visiting regional offices and laboratories in seven EPA Regions. The Scientific Integrity Official also delivered presentations to various headquarters programs and offices, including: Office of Land and Emergency Management, Office of Research and Development (ORD) Communications, ORD Management Council, the Administrator’s Office, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (within the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)), Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management and Outreach (ODACMO), National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), Office of Water’s (OW’s) Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) and OW’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), and OCSPP. The presentations and seminars included important rights and protections described in the Scientific Integrity Policy, the work of the Scientific Integrity Program, and updates on the allegations process and allegations.
The scientific integrity program also developed outreach materials to distribute across the Agency, including copies of the Annual Report, brochures, posters, and a fact sheet.
In FY 2015, the Scientific Integrity Official participated in four external events. These included providing materials for EPA’s exhibitor’s booths at scientific professional society meetings – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Scientific Integrity Official was an invited speaker at Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Conference on Best Practices in Science and co-organized and participated in a symposium at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting on “Science under Scrutiny.”
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