The Evidence Support Initiative is a pilot project pairing science researchers with councils to facilitate evidence-based decision-making and learn about each other’s worlds, funded by Civic Square’s Dream Fund. This pilot builds on the successful AccessLab model, a full-day workshop that paired science and social science researchers with community members, who learned how to access scientific research and co-research any topic of use or interest to them. With a focus on councils and encouraging the initiation of long-term relationships with researchers, the pilot proved successful, with 7 partnerships completing placements.
Learn more about this pilot and other interesting projects visit Try This Then.
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