Principles for Science Advise: A Comparative Framework of International Guidelines

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The provision of sound scientific advice is a major resource for policy-making in contemporary societies. The key questions are how, where, when, and by whom science advice is organized and authorized. In order to provide a foundation for this, many institutions have launched a wide range of initiatives to establish principles for science advice. However, over the past two decades the volume of proposed principles has become overwhelming and perplexing. This problem of ‘principle proliferation’ poses a number of questions. Are the various sets of principles for science advice overlapping, leading to the emergence of global consensus, or, do they differ in significant ways? In order to answer these questions, this paper reports the results of a fine-grained analysis of several of the highest-profile sets of principles for science advice. We assess whether these principles are convergent, leading to agreed-upon principles, or divergent, leading to ambiguity over what constitutes sound scientific advice.
TidsskriftIssues in Science and Technology
Antal sider15
StatusAfsendt - 2022


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