The GYA’s Science Advice Working Group recently unveiled the the Science Advice Resource Centre, a platform that features peer-reviewed articles on governmental science advice, science policy, science diplomacy, and science communication by and for early-career researchers (ECRs). The platform is intended to be an initial entry point for ECRs into scientific advice matter.
The Science Advice Resource Centre consists of selected peer-reviewed articles, peer-reviewed by GYA members, which are the resuof an internal writing contest held between April and May 2021.
To develop the Science Advice Resource Centre platform, the GYA Science Advice Working Group organised a writing contest amongst the GYA members between April and May 2021. The main objective of this contest was to integrate the essential literature in the field and create, at the same time, the content of the platform.
Each registered participant received a selected peer-reviewed article with the instruction to draft a 500-word summary, including storytelling elements on it. All the contestants received a digital copy of the OECD report “Building Capacity for Evidence-Informed Policy-Making. Lessons from Country Experiences”, and four winners were awarded hard copies of the book “The Honest Broker. Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics” by Roger Pielke Jr.
The inventory of resources already established by the International Network for Governmental Science Advice (INGSA Resources) served as the base for the article selection. Such selection, whenever possible, tried to include authors from diverse geographical origins and from different scientific topics.