Office of Science Quality and Integrity

Scientific Integrity

Scientific integrity (SI) is maintained when all employees adhere to professional values and practices when conducting and applying the results of science and scholarship that ensures objectivity, clarity, and reproducibility, and that provides insulation from bias, fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, outside interference, and censorship. 

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.

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Contacts

Byron Shumate

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

Christopher J Johnson

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

USGS Scientific Integrity Email Box