"Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something."
We are currently working with an interagency group, led by the Department of the Interior, to develop a basic Scientific Integrity training package for all federal employees. This training will be adapted specifically for NOAA staff and our policy. In addition, the Commerce Learning Center (CLC) hosts a number of relevant ethics courses and inter-personal communications courses, which can be very useful.
Employees should also use the resources on this website to learn more. We will continue to update the site and add documents as needed.
Lastly, scientists, their managers, and communications staff should have ongoing conversations about scientific integrity. In most cases, what constitutes integrity and ethical behavior is clear-cut. However, some grey areas exist in certain cases. Our training program will help to identify these areas and bring them to light. As working scientists, you have the best insight on the issues of the day.
For More Information or to Comment
For more information, please contact the NOAA Scientific Integrity Committee Chair or Vice Chair