What Should We Expect From the Scientific Community

Friday, February 17, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
Wilson Compton,National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Talk description: Science speaks to politics, policy and power precisely because it has evidence. But it must do so using ever-more complex, contingent and contested knowledge. Claim and counter-claim of ‘evidence-based policy versus policy-biased evidence’ can become enmeshed and sometimes indistinguishable. I will explain the rationale behind principles 5 – 8, namely why the integrity and practice of science needs to be more positively asserted. I will argue that the full range of scientific d