For those planning to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting, 16-20 February 2017 in Boston, USA, we encourage you to participate in the INGSA-led session on Scientific advice to governments: can we agree a set of global principles?
Around the world, there are many different models for bringing scientific evidence and expertise into policymaking. Some governments appoint scientific advisors, others use expert committees, or draw on their national academies, most governments combine these and other modalities, depending on need and context. In respecting and valuing this diversity, can we also develop a set of universal principles for scientific advice?
This session forms part of INGSA’s international consultation process on the Principles and Guidelines of Science Advice in response to the WSF declaration in Budapest 2015.