The Scottish Parliament Buildings, where many of the policy decisions affecting the institute are made. Bernt Rostad [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr.
Science is awesome, but how do you ensure your science is relevant? We got thinking about this after reading a comment piece offering tips on interpreting scientific claims published in Nature by Bill Sutherland and colleagues. The Guardian then produced a response listing tips academics should know about policy making.
In this episode of Naturally Speaking, the two James’ chat about communicating science into policy with colleagues from across the Institute. Asking: how do you link research with fisheries management? How does science inform rabies policy in the developing world? And how do we get scientific findings to policy makers?