Strata Policy Regarding Research Independence and Integrity

Strata’s commitment to academic quality and integrity is paramount to all our objectives as an organization. Strata research associates are trained to exceed standard research practices and procedures to ensure that our final products are prepared with the highest levels of quality and accuracy. We utilize rigorous internal and peer review processes, as well as a transparent process for selecting and conducting research projects and activities.

We stand by our research.

With regards to Strata’s credibility as we select and conduct our projects, Strata adheres to the following policies:

  1. Strata research projects, activities, events and products must be directly related our mission, vision, and values as an organization. Any financial support Strata receives must also apply to this policy.
  2. Strata receives funding from a variety of sources including individuals, foundations, corporations, and government grants. While we are grateful for any support we receive, our research activities are dictated only by our commitment to explore the issues with a strict focus on empirical, honest, and accurate academic research of the highest quality. Strata’s financial supporters have no influence over any aspects of project design, methodology, execution, analysis or conclusions of our research projects. They also have no control over any of Strata’s activities, events, or educational programs. Any offer of financial support with the expectation of preferential treatment or consideration will be swiftly rejected.
  3. Strata’s policies regarding research practices will be reviewed periodically to ensure that Strata remains true to these provisions and its original intent as an organization.
  4. To any individual, group, or organization that has an interest in providing financial support to Strata, the following statement has been provided to guarantee that supporters understand our commitment to independent research:

Strata’s commitment to academic quality and integrity is paramount to all our objectives as an organization. Strata research associates are trained to exceed standard research practices and procedures to ensure that our final products are prepared with the highest levels of quality and accuracy. We utilize rigorous internal and peer review processes, as well as a transparent process for selecting and conducting research projects and activities. Strata does not engage in research or educational activities that are directed or influenced in any way by financial supporters.