First panel, day 2 #CSPC2018 on the @MitacsCanada #cspf program and building skills / capacity at the #scipol interface.

@alejandroadem introduces the program, that is in its 3rd year, and is at federal level in #ottawa and prov at #BC
David Castle champions @MitacsCanada #CSPF program in #BC, and discusses the importance of capacity building of #scipol across levels of govt (fed + prov), and placing fellows in depts that can and will use their skills effectively, + help them to develop new ones. #CSPC2018
#CSPC2018 @Gailushka presents 8 clusters figure that makes up the framework for better evidence-informed policies, this is a comprehensive skillset useful for both sides of #scipol (#science and #policy). This fosters the growth layer between the two.
#CSPC2018 @Scott_Findlay1 discusses the set of attitudes and beliefs in policy that are barriers to #EBDM. One is a lack of understanding of science, another is the assumption science is value-free. It isn't, and #evidence is about burden of proof.
This reflects back to yesterday's talk by @DLEKirkwood about wanting the best evidence we have, at a given time.

@Scott_Findlay1 adds that #policymakers / politicians often believe that evidence is only important if it's important to the public. This isn't sustainable.
#scipol competencies lacking from #policy :
- ability to distinguish normative vs factual claims
- how to request and appropriate an evidence summary
- being able to understand the science

#CSPC2018 @katiegibbs mentions how difficult it is for scientists reach into policy, most don't really know how the #policy process works. Other key #scipol competencies missing from #cdnsci ➡️ #scicomm skills + reaching across silos btw #STEM and social sciences / humanities
. @katiegibbs also calls for culture change across #PSE to add #scicomm skills (to broad audiences ... so policymakers, public, other fields, can access their research). This is not just training scientists, but adding this as a goal of #phd and #undergrad progs #CSPC2018
#CSPC2018 @Scott_Findlay1 says ability to develop *concise* evidence summaries for policy is so critical and mostly lacking. Policymakers can't properly use a data dump, they need a clear picture. #policy side also needs to learn how to ask for this in a way #cdnsci understands
#CSPC2018 @Gailushka adds that culture change takes time! #CSPF program @MitacsCanada is all about clashing these cultures. After a year w/ the fellowship, a prev fellow who is also a prof learned how to properly and quickly provide the evidence policymakers needed.
... This boosts the impact of her research! The evidence needs to be formatted in a clear, concise, understandable, digestable way if it's to move forward up the #scipol chain. Need to build incentives to gain these competencies - @Gailushka @MitacsCanada #CSPC2018
David Castle adds that some decisions can be made without evidence, others desperately need it. For #cdnsci knowing where to step in and #policy #cdnpoli knowing when to ask, is very important. #CSPC2018
Q, how do we build partnerships and engagement in #scipol? Especially since this takes a lot of time and effort! @Gailushka says it goes back to institutions and culture change, this isn't currently valued for academic careers / success. Need to show this has value. #CSPC2018
Q, do you see the landscape change for those orgs at the intersection. Of #scipol? For #nonprofit (cc @DSP_SPE here) who have limited budget, this is a hard landscape to bridge. @katiegibbs says NGO can play a strong support role, but this has been challenging for @E4Dca too.
... @katiegibbs adds that allowing NGOs to play a full partnership role in grants would be a great step forward. She mentions this is not currently an option in @NSERC_CRSNG research partnership program, but consultations are still open and this can still change. #CSPC2018
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