Office of Science Quality and Integrity

Scientific Integrity

The responsible planning, conduct, and communication of research is the bedrock of USGS science. Sustaining and fostering a culture of scientific integrity means conducting our work free from falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, and censorship, as well as adhering to the USGS Code of Scientific Conduct. 

Recent News

Recent News

Read the latest Scientific Integrity (SI) executive memo. 

Read Memo

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Click below to learn about the SI Code of Conduct.

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Please feel free to browse our site for important information about the USGS Scientific Integrity program, including contacts, policy, and more!

Allegations of scientific misconduct may be submitted following the guidelines in the USGS policy on scientific integrity using the following e-mail address: gs_science_integrity@usgs.gov.

Contacts

Christopher J Johnson, PhD

Deputy Director and Bureau Scientific Integrity Officer
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
Phone: 703-648-6643

Patricia G Hathaway

Scientific Integrity Coordinator - Department of the Interior
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
Phone: 703-648-6641

Byron Shumate

Scientific Integrity Coordinator - Department of the Interior
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
Phone: 703-648-6610

Rick Coleman

Senior Advisor for Scientific Integrity - Department of the Interior
Office of Science Quality and Integrity

USGS Scientific Integrity Email Box