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Our Advocacy

The Office of Government Relations (OGR) advocates on behalf of AAAS and the scientific and engineering community to ensure robust and sustained science funding; increase scientific integrity; champion diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the sciences; and promote science as an international enterprise. In order to achieve these aims, we:



EPA Science Transparency

In 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science rule, a proposal that would mandate any study used by EPA have its raw data be publicly available and validated by a separate EPA review. This sweeping proposal risks limiting the wide swaths of research and data that the EPA uses or could use to make informed policy decisions in fulfilling their mission to protect the public health and environment. 

"Let me be clear: the issue before us is much greater than environmental regulation. This is just a symptom of a larger problem. When science is sidelined, we all suffer."

Sudip Parikh

Other Areas of Advocacy