Communicating Science to Policymakers: Best Practices for Academic Societies
It goes without saying that if an academic society wants to make a long-lasting, real-world impact through the research it publishes, that research must grab the attention of those who have the power to act on it. In other words, scientists and research societies need to communicate with policymakers. However, for academia, the political world can seem murky and opaque, with limited clarity on decision-making processes. When communicating with policymakers, there can be no “one size fits all” approach across countries and regions because of differences in governance structures and legislative processes. However, the below infographic offers a few tips on how research societies can more effectively communicate with policymakers to shape public policy.