Judith Curry mentioned an AGU session on integrity in science. I’m thinking about sending in the following abstract. I’d need to do so by the end of the day. Any thoughts?
If science articles and findings are communicated to the public with the possibility that they may influence policy, then scientists must be prepared for more rigorous attitudes towards disclosure and due diligence than currently practiced in connection with journal peer review. Limited or negligible disclosure of data, methodology and adverse results may have been tolerated in the past, but will increasingly not suffice if results affect policy. Some practices already adopted in econometrics journals will be recommended for science journals.
Standards for communication with the public have already been developed in connection with the offering of securities. We will discuss these standards and consider how they might apply to scientific communication with the public so that such communications have both integrity and the appearance of integrity, illustrating these issues with some first-hand observations on the recent House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings.
This could also be a thread for discussion of this sort of issue for anyone that wants to keep the hurricane thread on hurricanes.