Defending Science

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Defending Science

"The Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy examines the nature of science and how it is used and misused in government decision-making and legal proceedings. Through empirical research, conversations among scholars, and publications, SKAPP aims to enhance understanding of how knowledge is generated and interpreted. SKAPP promotes transparent decision-making, based on the best available science, to protect public health...

"SKAPP is a project of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Heath Services. Project staff include:

"Guidance and support is provided by the SKAPP Planning Committee:

"Funding: Major support for SKAPP is provided by the Common Benefit Trust, a fund established pursuant to a court order in the Silicone Gel Breast Implant Products Liability litigation, with additional support from the Alice Hamilton Fund and the Bauman Foundation." [1]



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  1. About, Defending Science, accessed December 28, 2007.