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USAID Adopts New Ethics Rules

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued a new Scientific Integrity Policy (441 KB) in late March. The policy outlines principles designed to protect the scientific process from misconduct and from inappropriate influence; promote access to scientific and technical information; maintain a highly skilled technical and scientific staff; convene and use Federal advisory committees ethically and transparently; and ensure quality, methodological rigor, and ethical standards in all USAID-funded research activities.

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