Science & Democracy Resources

All science & democracy resources

Report

Science in an Age of Scrutiny

Scientists are increasingly subject to personal attack when their work touches on public policy debates. This UCS guide offers advice and resources to help scientists distinguish harassment from legitimate criticism and respond appropriately to both.
Feature
Map showing readiness for November 2020 election by state

Voting and COVID-19

COVID-19 has amplified the US electoral system's many problems. Will state governments do what's needed to ensure a free and fair 2020 election?
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Attacks on Science

Attacks on Science

Our running list of attacks on science—disappearing data, silenced scientists, and other assaults on scientific integrity and science-based policy—provides a representative sample of threats to the federal scientific enterprise.
Activist Resource
Science advocacy group working in Milwaukee

Science for Public Good Fund

If you are an early career scientist looking for ways to get involved with advocacy, or a faculty member who wants to engage your students in the role of science in democracy, the Science for Public Good Fund is for you.
Podcast
Got Science? The Podcast - Jo Anne Welsch

Understanding Vaccines

Dr. Jo Anne Welsch discusses how vaccines are developed and tested, and explores the implications of the process for the coronavirus.