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Timeline of Activities

  • 12 December 2010: President’s Message- The Obama Administration’s Commitment to Scientific Integrity (Mike McPhaden).
  • 5 December 2011: Town hall session at AGU 2011 Fall Meeting to report on task force activities and invite discussion from interested parties.
  • 21 November 2011: Email ethics@agu.org established.
  • 21 February 2012: Press release:  AGU Encourages Integrity in all Aspects of Climate Change Discourse.
  • 21 February 2012: Linda Gundersen of the Office of Science Quality and Integrity at the USGS named chair of task force.
  • 27 February 2012: President’s message- We must remain committed to scientific integrity (Mike McPhaden).
    • Opened lines of communication with key interests within AGU membership to ensure task force recommendations consider their unique concerns.
    • Collaboration with key interests within AGU membership has been initiated to ensure consistent language and definitions used in recommendations.
  • 2 August 2012: Task force has completed draft policy document.
  • 10 August to 10 September 2012:  Phase 1: Internal review and comment period.
  • September 2012: Letter from task force chair Linda Gundersen published in volume 3, issue 3 of The Red Arrow.
  • 25 September 2012: Eos article written by task force chair Linda Gundersen published.
  • 25 September to 25 October 2012: Phase 2: Member review and comment period.
  • 1 December 2012: Task force chair Linda Gundersen and Billy Williams present the task force report to the AGU Board and Council.
  • 5 December 2012:  Town hall session at AGU 2012 Fall Meeting.