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FASEB Condemns Bullying in Scientific Community

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
FASEB is committed to providing safe and collaborative environments for its employees, volunteers, and the over 130,000 individual scientists represented by its 30 member societies. Discriminatory behavior, sexual or verbal harassment, intimidation, bullying, or assault are not tolerated at FASEB facilities, during FASEB-sponsored or managed events, or among staff, volunteers, or other participants. Given its no tolerance policy, FASEB was disappointed to learn that staff at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy have been subjected to disrespectful and harassing behaviors by its former director and Presidential Science Advisor, Eric S. Lander, PhD. Neither scientific accomplishments nor professional stature excuse such offenses, and FASEB continues to work across the scientific enterprise to reinforce professional standards.