Advancing Principles of Scientific Stewardship

The United States benefits from the finest system of research -- fundamental, translational, applied -- in the world. This world-renowned research supported by our federal science agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been wisely promoted by policymakers from both parties who understand the value of long-term investments in research and who have fostered the creation of a system that allows the best science to flourish. Effective policy planning and appropriate, stable funding levels are essential to producing outcomes that save lives and reduce health care costs; enhance the quality of life of our families and children; improve systems of health care delivery; and lay the scientific foundations for improvements in education, safety, governance, and commerce.

On June 12, the Coalition to Promote Research (CPR) launched a petition drive, Advancing Principles of Scientific Stewardship. The petition reaffirms support for responsible and effective stewardship of the scientific infrastructure and maintaining the quality of our nation’s research enterprise by embracing the fundamental values that have long sustained its development.