Sarbanes-Oxley for Science
George Washington University Medical Center - Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy
Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 69, No. 3, Summer 2006
This paper serves as the foreward to a collection of articles published in Law and Contemporary Problems (October 2006) entitled Sequestered Science: The Consequences of Undisclosed Knowledge. Authors explore the pros and cons of keeping scientific evidence secret and describe institutional arrangements authorizing or prohibiting secrecy, such as court-sanctioned settlements, confidentiality agreements, and clinical trial registries. Legislation modeled on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is proposed as a means to improve accountability in producing and submitting scientific data used in public health and environmental protection programs.
Keywords: public health, environmental health, confidentiality agreements
JEL Classification: I18, K13Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 17, 2006
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