On the White House Scientific Integrity guidelines – Part 4: Sources, Documents, Further Information

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This fourth in a four-part series on the White House Scientific Integrity guidelines memorandum issued December 17, 2010 provides links to primary sources, media coverage and response, and press releases and statements by nongovernmental organizations.

The following is the fourth and last in a series of posts on the White House Scientific Integrity guidelines memorandum issued December 17, 2010.

Also see:  

Part 1: OMB's Secret 'Openness' Policy 

Part 2: Can Federal Scientists Speak Freely With Journalists?

Part 3: OMB as a Force for Secrecy

Scientific "Openness" Run as Black Op

from OMB's Secret White House Lair; Integrity Suffers

By Joseph A. Davis

Part 4: Sources, Documents, Further Information

PRIMARY SOURCES

-- "Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies: Scientific Integrity," The White House, President Barack Obama, March 9, 2009  

-- "Scientific Integrity: Fueling Innovation, Building Public Trust," Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, December 17, 2010, by John P. Holdren

-- "Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies," Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, December 17, 2010, by John P. Holdren

-- "Ask Dr. H: "Where Are We on Scientific Integrity?," OSTP Blog, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, June 18, 2010, by John P. Holdren

-- "Circular No. A-19" (clearance of legislative proposals and testimony) Office of Management and Budget, September 20, 1979,

-- "Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies," Federal Register, February 3, 2009, President Barack Obama

-- "Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and Amendments"

-- Documents from 2009 produced by OSTP in response to PEER FOIA request

-- Documents from 2010 produced by OSTP in response to PEER FOIA request

MEDIA COVERAGE AND RESPONSE

-- "Obama Administration Issues Guidelines Designed To Ensure 'Scientific Integrity',"  Washington Post, December 17, 2010, by Rob Stein and Juliet Eilperin

-- "White House Issues Long-Delayed Science Guidelines," New York Times, December 17, 2010, by Kenneth Chang

-- "White House's 'Scientific Integrity' Memo Is Released -- at Last -- to Mixed Reviews," Greenwire/New York Times, December 17, 2010, by John McArdle

-- "New Obama Scientific Integrity Memo Is Late And Vague," Huffington Post, December 17, 2010, by Dan Froomkin

-- "Guidelines for Scientists Faulted By House Panel's Incoming Chairman," Greenwire, December 21, 2010, by John McArdle (subscription only)

-- "A Critical Science Moment for the Obama Administration," DeSmogBlog, December 22, 2010, by Chris Mooney

-- "White House Unveils Integrity Policy to Keep Politics out of Science," Scientific American/Nature News, December 20, 2010, by Eugenie Samuel Reich

-- "White House Sued over Delayed Scientific Integrity Policy," OMB Watcher, OMB Watch, October 27, 2010

-- "Science Integrity Rules on Hold," All Things Considered, NPR, October 7, 2010, by Scott Horsley

-- "Obama's 'Science Integrity' Guidelines Arrive, With a Fizzle," Short Sharp Science, New Scientist, December 17, 2010, by Peter Aldhous

-- "Commentary: Did OMB Block Worst-Case Estimates of Oil Spill?", OMB Watcher, OMB Watch, October 27, 2010

-- "Paralysis by Analysis," Washington Monthly, May 2004, by Chris Mooney

-- "White House Misconstrued Scientists' Position on Drilling Moratorium, Report Finds," November 10, 2010, by Dina Cappiello

-- "White House, EPA at Odds Over Coal-Waste Rules," Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2010, by Neil King, Jr. and Rebecca Smith

-- "Back to the Future: OMB Intervention in Coal Ash Rule Replicates the Bush Administration's Way of Doing Business," CPR Blog, Center for Progressive Reform, January 11, 2010, by Sidney Shapiro

-- "Making the Case for Coal Ash Regulation," The Fine Print blog, OMB Watch, February 25, 2010, by Matthew Madia

-- "Commentary: White House Misadventures in Coal Ash Rule," OMB Watcher, OMB Watch, May 18, 2010

STATEMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

-- "New Obama Science Integrity Guidance: Timid, Torn and Tardy," Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, December 20, 2010 

-- “Science Transparency Policy Swathed in Secrecy — White House Withholds All But Snippets on Why Science Guidance Went Off Course,” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, December 22, 2010.

-- "Scientific Integrity Directive 'Articulates a Broad Vision for Defending Science from Political Interference'," Union of Concerned Scientists, Release of December 17, 2010  

-- "OMB Watch Sees White House Science Memo as a Step Forward," OMB Watch, December 17, 2010

-- "Lawsuit To Expose Cause of Scientific Integrity Rules Holdup," Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, October 19, 2010

-- "Obama’s Orphaned Science Integrity and Transparency Pledge," Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, July 8, 2010

-- "The White House's New Science Integrity Policy: A First Assessment," CPR Blog, Center for Progressive Reform, December 17, 2010, by Wendy Wagner

-- "OMB Papers on Centralized Regulatory Review," Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, undated/accessed 12/22/10

-- "OSTP a Year Late Delivering Scientific Integrity Plan," The Pump Handle, Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy (SKAPP), July 19, 2010, by Liz Borkowski

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

-- "Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him," New York Times, January 29, 2006, by Andrew C. Revkin

-- "A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA," New York Times, February 8, 2006, by Andrew C. Revkin

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