The Role of Academies for Science Advice

In early April, just ahead of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s 150th celebrations, INGSA will hold a seminar in Auckland looking at the role of academies in the science advice ecosystem.

The workshop is focused on exploring the evolving role of academies in providing scientific advice to both governments and the public. Amongst the questions to be asked are: What is the optimum role of academies in national science advice ecosystem? It is increasingly recognised that the work of facilitating the uptake and use of policy-relevant science in government decision making is beyond the scope of any individual knowledge broker or authoritative body. Rather, to enhance the interface between the science (broadly defined) and public policy, an ecosystem approach is often invoked. But what does this look like in practice?

A workshop report will be available on the INGSA website.