27/07/2020

10 Tips for Researchers: How to achieve impact on policy

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Tags: Policy | JRC | Handbook | Impact on policy


The Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s Science for Policy Handbook provides advice on how to bring science to the attention of policy makers.

The handbook is dedicated to researchers and research organisations aiming to achieve policy impact.

Today we face major policy challenges, which cannot be solved without scientific evidence. Science and policy are different worlds, but they must collaborate closely in order to address wicked problems of our age.

The JRC has the mission to bring science and knowledge to the attention of EU policymakers.

Over the past years, they have embraced new types of knowledge and practices.

“For instance, we have invested in practices such as foresight, complexity science and collaborative working. They help us use our collective intelligence to see the bigger picture and anticipate upcoming scientific issues”, said JRC Unit Head David Mair.

In the newly released Science for Policy Handbook published with Elsevier, the JRC shares the lessons they have learnt along the way.

In a nutshell, these are their top tips for researchers and research organisations aiming to achieve policy impact:

Want to know more?

Check out the JRC’s Science for Policy Handbook, our training course material focused on improving relevance of research for policymaking.

You can find additional resources at our EU4FACTS - Evidence for Policy Community of Practice.


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