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Committee Meeting
March 30-31, 2020
Washington, DC

Committee Meeting
October 6-7, 2020
Washington, DC
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The  Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy (COSEMPUP) is a joint unit of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine. Most of its members are current or former members of the Councils of the three institutions. COSEMPUP operates out of the Policy and Global Affairs division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

COSEMPUP conducts studies on cross-cutting issues in science and technology policy. It was chartered by the Academies to address "the concerns and requests of the President's Science Advisor, the Director of the National Science Foundation, the Chair of the National Science Board, and heads of other federal research and development departments and agencies, and the Chairs of key science and technology-related committees of the Congress." It also monitors key developments in U.S. science and technology policy for the Academies' leadership.
COSEMPUP studies are usually conducted by special interdisciplinary panels comprising the nation's best scientific and engineering expertise. While many studies are sponsored by government agencies, COSEMPUP procedures safeguard its studies from the influence of sponsors or other outside groups. 


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The Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science, chaired by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, released its final report, Reproducibility and Replicability in Science on May 7, 2019. The report defines reproducibility and replicability and examines the factors that may lead to non-reproducibility and non-replicability in research. It provides recommendations to researchers, academic institutions, journals, and funders on steps they can take to improve reproducibility and replicability in science.

View archived webcast of the report release webinar.