Pressure on political, economic, and social systems is further increasing as we move from the pandemic into a new phase of major geopolitical tensions. Political decisions in times of crisis have to be taken fast and often happen outside the regular policy-making processes. What does this mean for the role of evidence in decision-making?
The pandemic has shown the value, but also the challenges, of scientific advice to policy-making. It raises a number of questions for the future. How can we make sure that scientific results are used appropriately in political decision-making? What is the role of universities and individual scientists in this?