Basic Information about Scientific Integrity
Science is the backbone of EPA's decision-making. The Agency's ability to pursue its mission to protect human health and the environment depends upon the integrity of the science on which it relies. EPA's Scientific Integrity Policy was issued in February 2012 and provides a framework to promote scientific and ethical standards and to create a proactive culture to support them. The Policy applies to all EPA employees including scientists, managers, political appointees as well as contractors, grantees, collaborators, and student volunteers.
The Scientific Integrity Program publishes an Annual Report that chronicles the implementation of EPA’s Scientific Integrity Policy for the fiscal year. The most recent report is the 2018 Annual Report on Scientific Integrity.