Freedom of International Scientific Exchange
ACS Position Statement
Project in Brief:
Advocates freedom of scientific exchange and stronger scientific collaboration to benefit humankind.
The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, is concerned about limitations on openness in scientific exchange.
Science and scholarship flourish when scientists collaboratively pursue and publish research and communicate without externally imposed impediment, limitation, or restriction. It is important for organizations that represent scientists and educators to advocate the most open and fair exchange among scientists without limitations imposed by national and global political concerns.
ACS believes scientists should work vigorously and inclusively to create occasions for scientific communities to convene, to discuss topics of mutual interest, and to build scientific networks. It is through such networks that scientific collaboration can grow and be sustained over time for the benefit of all humankind.
- Multisociety letter on Administration's propopsed changes to visa applications (5/17)
- ACS comments on Administration’s proposed changes to visa applications (5/17)
- Letter from ACS and 150 science organizations calling for White House to rescind executive order | Arabic version (1/17)
- ACS statement on the Presidential Executive Order | Arabic version (1/17)