Evidence Informed Policy Making – the Role of Higher Education and Research
As we look to the future, we ask how do we continue to ensure that national policy in Ireland continues to be informed by the evidence and expertise that lies within our research community?
Never more than during the current pandemic has the value of evidence-based policy making been so clearly illustrated. As Ireland, like every other country around the world, tries to assimilate new and evolving information for the safety and benefit of its citizens, expertise from across the higher education system has been instrumental in charting the country’s path. Researchers with diverse backgrounds are working side by side with policy makers to help ensure that national policy fully reflects the evidence in an Irish context.