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Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

The AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center) is a new initiative designed to deliver clear, concise, and actionable scientific evidence to policymakers and other decision-makers.

Scientific evidence can be incredibly useful in policymaking, but too often, it is undervalued and can sometimes be difficult to access or understand.

We want to make it easier for policymakers and other decision-makers to access relevant scientific evidence and then integrate that evidence into their decision-making process.

The EPI Center synthesizes and distills scientific evidence on key societal issues in a way that makes it clear how that evidence can inform policy-making and decisions at the local, state, and federal levels.

The EPI Center:

  • Demonstrates the relevance of independent, non-partisan scientific evidence to public choices;
  • Delivers clear, specific, and timely information to the people who need it most; and
  • Ultimately, strengthens the policymaking process and bolsters public decisions about the most important issues of our day.
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AAAS EPI Center Hosts Briefing on Safely Managing Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

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AAAS EPI Center letter to Colorado legislators regarding internet voting

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Election Security: Building on 2020’s Lessons

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AAAS EPI Center written testimony to Hawaii legislators regarding electronic ballot return

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2021 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

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Watch: The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing in the U.S. and Colorado

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AAAS EPI Center letter to Utah legislators regarding mobile voting

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Election Security: Lessons Learned from 2020

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Traffic Stops, Public Safety, and Inequitable Revenue: Challenges in Policing and City Government

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Workshop: Analyzing the Challenges of Improperly Abandoned and Orphaned Wells

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Video: Science, Technology, and the Vote: Safeguarding the integrity of our elections

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Video: Policing, Public Safety, and Equity: Evidence and Insight for Better Policymaking

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Internet Voting Remains Insecure, Says AAAS EPI Center

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Helps Curb Effects of Climate Change in Cities

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Video: Deploying Data-Driven Green Stormwater Infrastructure Programs

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EPI Center letter to members of the Ohio House of Representatives regarding internet voting

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Video: The Risks of Internet Voting in the Puerto Rico Electoral Code of 2020

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Summit Briefs Policy-makers on Drinking Water Safety

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Top State Officials Urged to Bar Security-Flawed Internet Voting Platforms

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Scientific Experts Call on Elected Officials to Avoid Any Internet Voting

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Bringing Scientific Evidence to Meet Local Policy Challenges, a Town Hall at the AAAS Annual Meeting