SciPol is a non-partisan, public website dedicated to tracking and analyzing science policy across a range of scientific fields. We additionally offer resources to help individuals better engage with or find employment in science policy. We focus primarily on science policy from the United States federal government; we also occasionally cover state or international policy in addition to voluntary policies or policy suggestions offered by industry, academic, and nonprofit entities.
SciPol provides timely and quality information to a broad audience of academics, policymakers, businesses, journalists, nonprofits, and general members of the public. We deliver thorough, comprehensive, and accurate explanations of the latest science policy to better inform society about such policies that may eventually impact their daily lives. We do not offer policy suggestions, nor do we endorse or oppose any science policy we discuss on the site.
About Science & Society
The Duke University Initiative for Science & Society seeks to maximize social benefit from scientific progress by making science more accessible, just, and better integrated into society.
Advances in science and technology rapidly change the world we live in, shape our lives and culture, and raise myriad ethical, legal, and policy-related questions. The Duke Initiative for Science & Society examines these broad-ranging questions about the integral role of science in social institutions and culture.