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Jamieson Named to NAS Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences’ new Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, named to new NAS Strategic Council
Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The council will bring together researchers, institutions, and policy makers to “identify challenges to the integrity and health of the research enterprise” and work to develop policies and best practices for solving these challenges, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced on July 13, 2021. Such challenges could include problems with “conflicting and ineffective requirements, problematic incentive systems, and barriers to inclusion and equity,” the NAS said.

The NAS said creation of the strategic council follows a series of recent reports from the National Academies that examine these issues.

Protecting the integrity of science has also been the focus of a series of retreats co-convened since 2015 by the National Academies, APPC, and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, for which Jamieson also serves as program director. One such retreat, in 2019, was titled “Exploring the Feasibility of an Advisory Board for Research Integrity: Has the Time Come?”

It seems it has.

Read more about the Strategic Council at the National Academy of Sciences.