Evidence-Based Decision-Making: From the What to the How - March 2016

On March 7, the ISSP welcomed over 70 researchers and practitioners to the latest in a series of panel discussions on the new federal government’s commitment to evidence-based decision-making.  The focus of this broad-ranging discussion was moving from the “what” of science advice structures in government to the complex question of “how” scientific evidence is used in decision-making. The panel discussed exploring the various approaches to implementing the new federal government's commitment. A planned third panel discussion will explore the potential for open-data initiatives, including open access to journals and open data to transform evidence-based decision-making.

Opening remarks

Monica Gattinger, director of the ISSP


Dr. Nigel Cameron, Founding President, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Washington DC and ISSP Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society 2015-2016 (PDF file)

Professor Heather Douglas, Waterloo Research Chair in Science and Society, University of Waterloo and ISSP Fellow (PDF file)

Dr. Robert Walker, Chair, MEOPAR Network of Centres of Excellence, Dalhousie University (PDF file)


Professor Scott Findlay, Associate Professor, Biology, uOttawa and Co-founder, Evidence for Democracy (PDF file)


Event photos (Facebook album)


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