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August 20, 2013

MADISON - The public has until September 11 of this year to comment on a Department of Natural Resources policy on scientific integrity.

The scientific integrity policy outlines core issues that surround the integrity of science and scholarly activities, including conflicts of interest, the scientific method, peer review and publishing of scientific information.

After sharing the agency's scientific integrity policy at last spring's Natural Resources Board meeting, Science Services Director Jack Sullivan welcomes the public's comments and questions as the policy moves through the review process.

"For the DNR to continue to be a world-class scientific institution, we need to have guidelines that define the core values of scientific integrity," Sullivan said. "These principles of scientific integrity and science-based decision making have been the foundation of the DNR since its inception."

Comments and questions can be submitted to Ellen Puccio at The public comment period ends September 11, 2013.

Once the 21-day notice period is complete, DNR staff will consider all comments, revise the document as needed and make the final guidance available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dreux Watermolen, 608-266-8931; Ellen Puccio, 608-261-4922

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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