Evidence in Emergencies
COVID-19 is testing every aspect of our social, financial and political structures. Never before has the effective provision of robust evidence into policy been so critical and or on such a large scale. And while the need for trusted, quality research and evidence will be needed at every level of government and society, how this information is sourced, synthesised and utilised in the midst of a crisis, is not uniform around the world, or even within jurisdictions.
As an international networking of people at the forefront of working at the science/society/policy interfaces, INGSA is well-positioned to aggregate the information and the lessons arising out of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In this way we hope that we can inform future choices, better understand those that have been already made, and aim to foresight how these political, social and financial tremors will shape our future.
But we need your help!!
Looking for Contributions
The aim of this site is not to weigh in on the epidemiological issues of the virus or the validity of certain containment measures over other. The focus will be on the mechanisms (of the lack of) to enable the effective utilisation of evidence into policy and practice - what was done well, what was done poorly, and what were the outcomes and lessons.
This website will rapidly evolve and will include:
- Articles and blogs on the role of evidence in the COVID response
- Webinars and online meetings
- A resource database to further readings (See the Dropdown menus below)
We are encouraging the INGSA and related networks to assist us by sending through thought-pieces or resource links, or offering to host and run webinars. For more information on how you can play a part, see the CONTRIBUTE section.
Working Methodology Paper
The INGSA COVID-19 Information Hub will inform research into the use of evidence and science advice during the many stages of the COVID-19 response and recovery. The aims of the project and the methodology is outlined in the document below and will be updated as they project progresses.
- INGSA COVID-19 Working Methodology Paper - Version 1.3 posted 29th April 2020