What is it about?
This group of researchers sought to use rigorous studies of models to bridge research and policy communities. This experimental study investigated the impact of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration and found that policymakers increased their use of research evidence. Researchers improved in policy knowledge and engagement.
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Why is it important?
Research evidence could improve the intended impact of public policy, yet a significant gap between the production of research and its use by decision makers requires meaningful change in how these arenas intersect. Models that bridge research and policy have the potential to become evidence-based themselves with rigorous study.
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This page is a summary of: Lawmakers' use of scientific evidence can be improved, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, February 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2012955118.
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