Rejuvenating Public Sector Science

How politicians view scienceDo federal scientists fear for their jobs for speaking the truth? What about corporate-funded science? Increasingly, powerful institutions have tried to curb scientific independence and integrity regarding issues as wide-ranging as public health, the environment, the economy, and government energy policy. To address these concerns, the Integrity in Science project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest is sponsoring a July 11 conference in Washington, DC. Titled "Rejuvenating Public Sector Science," the conference will feature sessions on the climate crisis; protecting and empowering scientists at federal agencies; insulating clean energy research from special interests; and how the scientific commumunity should handle conflict of interests. (CMD's research director, Sheldon Rampton, will moderate the global warming panel.) For more information and to register, call (202) 777-8348 or visit