As one of the largest international organizations focused on the science of child development, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about child development and to evidence-based policy. For these reasons, the Executive Committee of the Governing Council of SRCD fully endorses the March for Science to be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 2017.
According to its mission statement, "The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” SRCD member participation in the march will support the goals of science which are integral to the mission of the SRCD.
The Society for Research in Child Development while explicitly nonpartisan is dedicated to research on child development, promoting equity and justice in developmental science, and to fostering an inclusive and international scientific community promoting research on infant, child, and adolescent development in diverse contexts and across a life-long trajectory. SRCD will work with march organizers and other scientific organizations to further the principles of scientific freedom, integrity, and dissemination.
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