Reports available from IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform

What if the world’s leading scientists, policymakers and thought leaders collaborated on defining pathways to build back better and to bounce forward on issues of sustainability and social justice? IIASA and ISC have created a platform to allow this to happen. See their reports now!… Read More

Building resilience to the Covid-19 pandemic: The role of centres of government

Centres of government (CoGs) have played an important role in tackling the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This paper discusses the high-level institutional arrangements put in place by governments to manage policy responses to the pandemic, with a special focus on CoG’s leading or supporting role in three main dimensions: co-ordination and strategic planning, the use of evidence to inform decision-making, and communicating decisions to the public… Read More

New INGSA/Boulder Research Project: How has science shaped COVID-19 policy?

With more than 24 million recorded COVID-19 cases, over 830,000 deaths, and the pandemic still raging in many regions of the world, scientists from an array of disciplines are asking why some nations have fared better than others at curbing its spread. Now, a new University of Colorado Boulder-led effort aims to look at the role science itself has played in influencing how countries and their leaders have responded – and what that response (or lack thereof) has meant for citizens.… Read More

Early- and mid-career researchers fear their careers are at risk due to pandemic

A new survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s early- and mid-career researcher (EMCR) workforce has found significant effects on their mental health and productivity. The results have prompted a call for employers, governments and funding bodies to take action to support Australia’s future science leaders during this crucial time.… Read More

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