The process and results of scientific inquiry should be open to all. A lack of diversity in science hampers the research we do, the answers we seek, and our ability to serve our communities. Science can ably and accurately inform the decision-making of all people, from the choices we make as consumers to the policies we adopt through public debate. It can only do so, however, if we value the voices of all members of our global community.
ADVOCATE FOR OPEN, INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE SCIENCE
Science works best when scientists share our findings with the communities. This empowers everyone to contribute to future research directions. These lines of communication must reach all communities and must go in both directions. If scientists hope to discuss their work with the public, they must also listen to the public's thoughts and opinions on science and research. Progress can only be made by mutual respect.
partner with the public
Science is a vital feature of a working democracy, spurring innovation, critical thinking, increased understanding, and better, healthier lives for all people. We gather together to stand up for science and scientists. We pledge to speak up for them when they are silenced, to protect them when they are threatened and to provide them with support when they feel they can no longer serve their institutions.