The global population deserves a better model — one that delivers information about the risk of emergent infectious diseases faster and in a way that is transparent, verifiable and non-politicised. A discussion paper… Read More
As industrialised countries have struggled, much of the developing world has quietly shown remarkable levels of preparedness and creativity during the pandemic. Yet the developed world is paying little attention.… Read More
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
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE INGSA is proud to present the first preliminary report from the INGSA Evidence-to-Policy Tracker data – How did countries respond and when? How did their strategies change over time?
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE Featuring a truly global line up of experts, this excellent panel discussion frames some of the key issues around Science Advice and COVID-19 – Trust, transparency, transdisciplinarity, and the lessons we are learning so far?
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
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
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 has created a communication context for scientists. But what happens when differing forms of expertise and evidence offer competing understandings? And what happens when the public observe these disagreements?
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
For whatever happens next, what is already evident is that expert advisers and scientific institutions found themselves so wrong, commentators and policy-makers so short-sighted, affluent societies so poorly resourced, macho demagogues and plutocrats so indecisive, and democracies and autocracies so ill-prepared.… Read More