A Collaboratively-Derived Science-Policy Research Agenda

  title={A Collaboratively-Derived Science-Policy Research Agenda},
  author={William J. Sutherland and Laura C. Bellingan and Jim R. Bellingham and Jason J. Blackstock and Robert M. Bloomfield and Michael Bravo and Victoria M. Cadman and David D. Cleevely and Andy Clements and Anthony S. Cohen and David Cope and Arthur A. Daemmrich and Cristina Devecchi and Laura Diaz Anadon and Simon Denegri and Robert Doubleday and Nicholas R. Dusic and Robert J. Evans and Wai Yi Feng and H Charles J Godfray and Paul Harris and Sue E. Hartley and Alison J. Hester and John D. Holmes and Alan Hughes and Mike Hulme and Colin Irwin and Richard C. Jennings and Gary S. Kass and Peter Littlejohns and Theresa M Marteau and Glenn McKee and Erik P. Millstone and William James Nuttall and Susan Costen Owens and Miles M. Parker and Sarah Pearson and Judith Petts and Richard Ploszek and Andrew S Pullin and Graeme Reid and Keith S. Richards and John G. Robinson and Louise Shaxson and Leonor Sierra and Beck G. Smith and David J. Spiegelhalter and Jack Stilgoe and Andy Stirling and Christopher P. Tyler and David E. Winickoff and Ronald L Zimmern},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The need for policy makers to understand science and for scientists to understand policy processes is widely recognised. However, the science-policy relationship is sometimes difficult and occasionally dysfunctional; it is also increasingly visible, because it must deal with contentious issues, or itself becomes a matter of public controversy, or both. We suggest that identifying key unanswered questions on the relationship between science and policy will catalyse and focus research in this… CONTINUE READING

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