Science in the Public Policy Arena

Science and technology provide critical tools that help us address our national and global needs. Open exchange of information and ideas is critical to scientific progress.  However, dynamic security challenges to our infrastructure, economy, and lives require that the scientific community minimize unintended or nefarious uses of legitimate science and technology.

ACS supports efforts to

  • Promote a strong, non-governmental, scientific publishing enterprise that assures access to information and exchange of scientific ideas and information among all parties with legitimate uses while appropriately protecting copyright and security-related information.
  • Assure the quality of science and technological advancement through open, rigorous and inclusive peer review.
  • Promote institutions and guidelines to assure that governments make appropriate and open use of scientific and technological information in making policy decisions.
  • Assure the most open interactions possible among scientists, engineers, and students from across the globe.