GSL publishes 12-article special issue of Global Challenges journal on the design of scientific advisory committees

September 27, 2018
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The Global Strategy Lab is pleased to announce our publication of a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed Global Challenges journal, titled "Optimizing Scientific Advisory Committees". The 12 articles in this special issue bring together a broad suite of insights from experts from several disciplines, all of whom are committed to improving the effectiveness of scientific advisory committees (SACs) worldwide. The overall aim of the special journal issue is to help develop a framework and empirical insights to inform future SAC design and reforms, in order to help maximize the application of high-quality scientific research in the decisions of policymakers, practitioners, and the public alike. Each article offers important lessons to be learned and applied in designing and operating future committees.

Read the full special issue here.

Read individual articles here: 

  1. Hoffman, S.J., Ottersen, T., Baral, P., & Fafard, P. 2018. Designing Scientific Advisory Committees for a Complex World
  2. Hoffman, S.J., Ottersen, T., Tejpar, A., Baral, P., & Fafard, P. 2018. Towards A Systematic Understanding of How to Institutionally Design Scientific Advisory Committees: A Conceptual Framework and Overview of a Special Journal Issue
  3. Rottingen, JA & Ottersen, T. 2018. A Supra-PAC: need and role for an all-of-government SAC
  4. Kieny, MP & Moorthy, V. 2018. Systematic analysis of evidence and sound expert assessment: two enablers of evidence-based decision making
  5. Groux, G., Ottersen, T., & Hoffman, S.J. 2018. A Typology of Scientific Advisory Committees
  6. Behdinan, A., Gunn, E.J., Baral, P., Sritharan, L., Fafard, P., & Hoffman, S.J. 2018. An Overview of Systematic Reviews to Inform the Institutional Design of Scientific Advisory Committees 
  7. Gopinathan, U., Hoffman, S.J., & Ottersen, T. 2018. Scientific Advisory Committees at the World Health Organization: a Qualitative Study of How Their Design Affects Quality, Relevance, and Legitimacy
  8. D'Souza, B. & Parkhurst, J. 2018. When “Good Evidence” is not enough: a case of global malaria policy development
  9. Rosenbaum, S.E. et. al. 2018. Developing Evidence to Decision Framework and in interactive Evidence to Decision tool for making and using decisions and recommendations in health care
  10. Kennedy, E.B. 2018. Lessons for Scientific Advisory Committee Design from Boundary Organization Theory and Practice
  11. Paramoer. L. 2018. Situating Expertise: Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
  12. Andresen, S., Baral, P., Hoffman, S.J., & Fafard, P. 2018. What can be learned from experience with scientific advisory committees in the field of international environmental politics?