Red riding hood and the Big Bad Wolf: Advice for effective science communication

• It should be admitted that cognitive biases usually blamed to policymakers are also found in the scientific community.
• There are three things to consider to establish an effective communication channel between scientists and policymaking: selective information to be shared, appropriate timing to act, engagement with real policy making is expected.
• The message is scientists should put themselves in the policymakers’ shoes and instead of sitting back and waiting for policymakers to change, they should also think how to adapt their strategy to approach them.