US national academies offer tools for human rights in science

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As part of a drive by national academies worldwide to integrate human rights into their activities (see, the Committee on Human Rights of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine now provides an online forum for the scientific community to become more involved with human rights (see

This resource includes advice on lending expertise to human-rights projects, integrating human rights into teaching, highlighting the dangers of censorship and assisting colleagues under threat. On behalf of the committee, we invite Nature’s readers to use it, suggest additions to it and inform us of colleagues suffering human-rights abuses who might benefit from the advocacy offered by the committee.

Nature 566, 182 (2019)

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