Knowledge platforms and reports:
Cataloging evidence-based policy solutions

The vast landscape of research findings can be difficult to navigate. In order to ensure that research findings are adopted into policy and practice, those findings need to be organized and made accessible to stakeholders.

Recent research on the uptake of scientific evidence by decision makers reveals the importance of curating, organizing, and clearly reporting scientific findings. For example, decision makers are more responsive to new research findings when given information about the range of estimated effect sizes and the sample sizes used for analysis (Vivalt and Coville 2023). Decision makers are also more responsive to new research evidence when shown estimated effects for multiple interventions side-by-side, and when given single impact metrics that aggregate multiple outcomes of interest (Toma and Bell 2023).

The Social Science Research Council draws on the research on the uptake of scientific evidence to produce accessible technical reports and online knowledge platforms cataloging evidence-based policy solutions, helping stakeholders navigate and implement cost-effective and scalable policy solutions across multiple policy areas.

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Measure of America

Measure of America produces online knowledge platforms and technical reports summarizing the distribution of well-being in the United States, enabling the development of policy solutions aimed at broadening access to opportunity.
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Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum

The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, the “think bridge” for the United Nations, produces accessible technical reports for global decision makers that synthesize the research evidence on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
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Just Tech

The Just Tech online knowledge platform curates and synthesizes research evidence on innovative technological solutions that advance social, political, and economic rights.
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MediaWell

The MediaWell online knowledge platform curates and synthesizes research evidence on innovative technological solutions that advance a public interest internet.
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Research AMP

The Research AMP program provides a customizable open source knowledge platform enabling research teams to curate and synthesize research evidence for use by decision makers.
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