At the end of June we were delighted to take part in Evidence Week at the UK Parliament. This is an event which brings together members of parliament, peers, parliamentary services, and people from different walks of life to talk about why evidence matters.
Taylor & Francis hosted an ‘evidence pod’ with the Regional Studies Association and Professor Lisa De Propris of the MAKERS project at Birmingham Business School. The pod showcased evidence that can help policymakers understand how Industry 4.0 is transforming sectors, markets, and products. There was a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence and the research that can be used to track the impact of automation.
Evidence Week is organized by Sense about Science in partnership with the House of Commons Library, POST (the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) and the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.
How you can reach policymakers with your research
Evidence Week only takes place once a year but there’s a host of other routes you can use to highlight your research to policymakers. Find out how with our handy guides:
Research plays an important role in the UK parliament; it can help MPs and Peers scrutinize government policy, examine pressing issues of the day and pass laws.
So, what are the different ways in which research can enter parliament? What role does research play in the public sphere, and why does evidence matter? What steps can you take to help your research influence parliamentary matters? Find out in our how-to guide, produced with Sense about Science, and POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology).
There are a number of ways that research enters the EU Parliament. These range from the formal to the more ad hoc. Policy making is messy and the ways in which evidence enters the European Parliament are diverse and flexible.
However, there are a number of structures and services which have the mission to gather evidence and expertise to inform EU policy. So, download our guide to find out more about these, along with the top 10 tips for reaching European policymakers.