What You Know about Trump’s Assault on Science Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg

What You Know about Trump’s Assault on Science Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg

That way federal scientists as well as grantees, contractors and others employed outside the federal government have a way to safely speak out. But the scope and scale reached a fever pitch under the Trump administration, as various trackers and reports have documented. Our respective organizations, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund and Government Accountability Project, provided legal support to far more science professionals than we can disclose, faced threats to science during the Trump administration. To this end, we launched the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project to provide a confidential, anonymous platform for scientists and others to detail threats to scientific integrity. We plan to draw upon the examples to inform policy makers about how to better protect science in the future.

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