A-Z Guide to Political Interference in Science - In recent years, scientists who work for and advise the federal government have seen their work manipulated, suppressed, distorted, while agencies have systematically limited public and policy maker access to critical scientific information. To document this abuse, the Union of Concerned Scientists has created the A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science.
Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) - ACT members share a preference for market-driven solutions over regulated ones. Members include industry leaders and emerging stars in computer software, hardware, consulting, and the Internet.
Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) - The U.S. Congressional OTA closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with objective and authoritative analysis of the complex scientific and technical issues of the late 20th century. It was a leader in practicing and encouraging delivery of public services in innovative and inexpensive ways, including distribution of government documents through electronic publishing. This site honors that legacy by making available in electronic form the complete collection of OTA publications along with additional materials that illuminate the history and impact of the agency.
Defending Science - Examines the nature of science and how it is used and misused in government decision-making and legal proceedings.
Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) - An independent body studying the interaction between information technology and society. Its goal is to identify technical developments with significant social impact, commission and undertake research into public policy alternatives, and promote public understanding and dialogue between technologists and policy-makers in the UK and Europe.
Hill Heat - U.S. science policy and legislative action blog.
Integrity in Science - The Integrity in Science project is concerned about the link between industry and science and how the demands of the former can undermine the public-interest mission of the latter.
National Academies 1999 Report to Congress - Annual report of the National Academies highlights some of the most important discoveries and policy issues discussed in over 450 reports produced by National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency-making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - An independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting programs in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.
RAND: Science and Technology - RAND S&T research is diverse, covering such topics as the ethics of tissue sampling, the efficacy of federal donations of surplus computers to schools, and understanding the range of U.S. international cooperative research and development. The main focal points are science and technology aspects of education and health; environmental studies; space and aerospace issues; information infrastructures; software development; and the federal R&D portfolio.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - Leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
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