CSLDFOur April newsletter came out today and includes:
🔬How to prep for the #MarchForScience
📚How states are undermining science education
👩🏻🔬How open records laws can be used to stifle research
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Counseling Our free, informal counseling services are available to scientists dealing with harassment or the threat of litigation. We’re here to assist any researcher who has […]
CSLDFFor our new followers and long-time friends: Our attorneys offer free consultations to scientists from all disciplines. Write to [email protected] if you're being harassed or threatened or have legal questions related to your work.
Many people believe that public records laws are fundamental to democracy. But others say they're being used to stifle public research.
CSLDFOpen records laws are fundamental to democracy, but they can also be used
to stifle scientific research. Our Lauren Kurtz spoke with @undarkmag about how the laws were used to harass @MichaelEMann.
Emails sent to and from scientists are increasingly subject to scrutiny through a variety of means, including aggressive open records requests, subpoenas, and even hacking. The […]
CSLDFEmail, social media, and other digital platforms have made scientists vulnerable to new kinds of harassment. Here's how to minimize the risk of threats and attacks when using these tools. bit.ly/2QjkNNi #scicomm
CSLDF's free educational resources help scientists understand and prepare for the legal risks they may face as a result of their work.
CSLDFHave you visited our resource library? It's full of materials that can help you understand things like open records laws, how to safely and effectively speak up for science, and what to do if you end up in political crosshairs.
CSLDFHave you visited our resource library? It has free materials that will help you understand things like how to participate in science advocacy and activism, and what to do if you end up in political crosshairs.
The Scientific Integrity Act is an important step forward for safeguarding scientific integrity at federal agencies, and it improves the legal options available for federal scientists who are facing increasing levels of censorship, research...
CSLDFTogether with seven other organizations, today we issued a joint statement supporting the Scientific Integrity Act, which would protect federal government scientists from political interference and special interests. bit.ly/2TQFc1Qpic.twitter.com/XgejZJEtQ9
This guide will help scientists from all disciplines understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws so they can safely and effectively advocate for science.
CSLDFNew resource! We created “A Pocket Guide to Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment” to help scientists understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws. bit.ly/2XGBl6D #KnowYourRights #ScienceNotSilence
CSLDFNew resource for scientist-social changers: “A Pocket Guide to Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment” will help you understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws. bit.ly/2XGBl6D #KnowYourRights
CSLDFNew resource! We created “A Pocket Guide to Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment” to help scientists understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws. bit.ly/2XGBl6D #KnowYourRights #ScienceNotSilence pic.twitter.com/8QEMqaGAk1
CSLDFNew #SilencingScience Tracker entry: A bill requiring the use of “balanced” teaching materials was introduced in Florida. If enacted, public schools may have to use materials that question whether climate change is caused by human activities.
CSLDFNew #SilencingScience Tracker entry: A @fema science advisory panel, which is supposed to provide scientific information to the National Flood Insurance Program, has been unofficially suspended.
Scientists advocating for evidence-based policy need to know when they are on solid legal footing to exercise their right to free speech and participate in democratic processes, and when their work is protected as private correspondence. They also...
CSLDFJoin us at the #AAASmtg on Saturday, Feb 16 at 10:30AM for a session on legal protections for scientists, featuring talks by our own Lauren Kurtz + colleagues from the @ACLU and @GovAcctProj.
CSLDFNew #SilencingScience Tracker entry: The @CDCgov Climate and Health Program office was merged with the National Asthma Control Program and its former head reassigned to the CDC waterborne diseases unit.
CSLDFWill you help us fight for scientists and defend scientific integrity? An anonymous @skepticscience enthusiast has generously promised to match whatever our community can give, up to a total of $20K. Thank you for your support!
Science has suffered an unfortunate loss in a legal battle in Arizona, where the courts have ordered the public release of 13 years of email correspondence of two climate scientists who worked at the University of Arizona.
CSLDFMany thanks to Jeff Masters, one of our founding board members, for writing this post about the outcome of a legal battle over climate scientists' emails, our #AGU18 events, and how you can support and get involved in our work.
CSLDFNew #SilencingScience Tracker entry: The @EPA published a draft “Air and Energy Strategic Research Action Plan.” Unlike previous versions, it does not list climate change preparation as a research objective.