Loyalty and Unclassified Research

June 1956
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun1956, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p227
The article presents a report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences delivered to counsel the government on the administration of federal grants and contracts for unclassified research. The report is based from a study confined to the question of alleged or confirmed disloyalty on the part of scientists, not employed by the government, engaged in unclassified research under government sponsorship in the private and state universities, hospitals, and laboratories of the country. One of the recommendations of the study includes that the test in the award of grants and contracts for unclassified research should be the scientific integrity and competence of the individuals responsible for carrying out the research, and the scientific merits of their program.


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