Bridging Research and Policy During a Pandemic

Author: Taylor Scott, Ph.D. , Cagla Giray, Ph.D.

Article Topics: policy, innovation When COVID-19 hit, everyone's lives were turned upside down. This is no different for policymakers and those who interact with them, including researchers. This post provides an overview of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) and its timely adaptation to improve the use of research evidence in law during the pandemic. What is the Research-to-Policy Collaboration? Research shows that policymakers' use of evidence is facilitated by access to timely and relevant science that corresponds with their current policy agenda as well as collaborative interactions with researchers themselves.…