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Interference in Canadian Environmental Research: A research study

In Canada, we are no strangers to the ramifications of interference in science. Whether it is muzzling or the publishing of misleading reports, interference prevents researchers from freely communicating and conducting their work, and threatens the very foundations of our democracy. But science interference is not a relic of the past. A new study finds that environmental researchers in Canada still face a high prevalence of scientific interference.

This webinar explores the state of science interference in Canadian environmental research. Dalhousie University researchers Manjulika Robertson and Samantha Chu share findings from their survey of 741 environmental researchers, explore the extent to which science interference exists today, and share recommendations on how the Canadian science and research community can address scientific interference.

Spoiler alert: the findings are sobering.