In 2018 the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) will host its 3rd biennial conference on International Science Advice to Government.

INGSA2018 will take place on the 6-7th November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

INGSA is a global forum for policy-makers, practitioners, academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity, and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.

INGSA2018 will bring together policy professionals, leading practitioners, scholars, and industry representatives interested in the dynamics of the science-policy interface. The conference will to explore principles, practices, and the dynamics of working at the science-policy interface, particularly in relation to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

For those people interested in attending the conference, INGSA will be running an Expression of Interest process, later in the year.

To find out more about the conference and to be the first to hear about the opening of the EOI process, join the INGSA Network and follow INGSA on Twitter


INGSA2018 is made possible in partnership with a range of supporters including the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


INGSA would like to thank the work of the INGSA2018 Programme Committee members:
  • Sir. Peter GLUCKMAN, Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Prof James WILSDON, Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield and Vice-Chair of INGSA
  • Prof Teruo KISHI, Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Prof Yuko HARAYAMA, Executive Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy
  • Dr Vaughan TUREKIAN, Senior Director of Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program, US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
  • Dr Johannes KLUMPERS, Head of Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Prof ZAKRI Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Prof Carlos ABELEDO, Director of the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Policy, University of Buenos Aires & Patron on INGSA Latin American and the Caribbean
  • Prof Tateo ARIMOTO, Professor at Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
  • Dr Heide HACKMANN Executive Director of the International Council for Science 
  • Dr Julie MAXTON, Executive Director of the Royal Society of London
  • Prof Aminata SALL DIALLO, Senegal Executive Director of PASET & Patron of INGSA Africa
  • Prof Jacqueline McGLADE, Professor of Environmental Informatics at University College London
  • Dr Tolu ONI, Co-Chair of Global Young Academy
  • Prof Rongping MU, Director-General of the Center for Innovation and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr Colin Tukuitonga –  Pacific Community Director-General