In response to COVID-19, INGSA has created as an information hub on the evidence and governance issues. We are looking for contributions from INGSA members with insights on the social and political responses to the situation.


INGSA provides the forum for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, scientific societies, and researchers to share experience, build capacities, and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.

INGSA Global Week of Dialogue
14-18 Sept 2020 - Science Advice & COVID-19 - Register Free Now!
[NEW DATES] INGSA conference delayed to 2021
INGSA2020 in Montreal is delayed due to COVID-19. See the page for info and new opportunities!
[Deadline Extended] INGSA-Asia Essay Competition
There's now even more time to get in your essay on science advice across Asia. See here for details!
[Deadline Extended] INGSA-LAC Essay Competition
New deadline for your chance to win a trip to CILAC 2020 by submitting an article on Science Advice
NEW REPORTS: Regional Evidence-into-Policy Surveys
Africa, Latin America and Asia release research reports on evidence-to-policy in their regions!

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical value for effective and integrated science advice mechanisms into all levels of government, particularly in emergencies. Managing the acute response and the recovery will continue to require a range of evidence from the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

To assist, INGSA has created a dedicated hub of information related to the science advice and diplomacy issues raised by the pandemic. We are currently looking for contributors from all over the world to provide thinkpieces, resources and events to assist.

The outcomes of this exercise will not only help to inform the global response to the virus, but will also inform INGSA’s existing stream of enquiry into the role of science advice in emergencies.

Visit the COVID-19 portal and see how you can contribute!