This website aims to provide scientists with useful resources that they can refer to when trying to engage with policy. Of course, there are many experts who have written and spoken at length on different science for policy relevant areas. Below are some additional resources for scientists who are interested in engaging with the decision-making process.
Science for Policy Handbook, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre published their Science for Policy Handbook in 2020. This handbook is divided into 19 different chapters that outline the various ways in which scientists and research organisations can more effectively engage in the policymaking process.
The Honest Broker
Scientists should be mindful and explicit about the role that they play when engaging with policy to ensure that they are able to be both helpful and accurately represent the evidence. This Honest Broker outlines the range of options that individual researchers have when positioning themselves as experts contributing to decision-making and a healthy democracy. View the Honest Broker here.
Science for Policy podcast, SAPEA
Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) explores key science for policy topics and questions in this series of podcasts. Each podcast episode introduces and interviews a different decision-maker, researcher, or communicator who works at the interface of science and policy. Great for those with tired eyes who'd like to learn more about the science-policy interface. View the SAPEA podcast episodes here.
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