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The EPI Center helps place the scientific evidence in context and communicates it in an accessible way that can inform decision-making, so that policy-makers can consider the evidence alongside other factors such as legal considerations, values, politics, and public opinion.

We engage in a collaborative process with scientists and decision-makers.

  • Scientists and renowned experts, including AAAS members, contribute to our reports and insights
  • We solicit input from policymakers and their staff
  • Our goal is to reach decision-makers in all branches of government (executive, legislative, and judiciary) at the local, state, and federal levels

The EPI Center does not issue specific policy recommendations. Instead, we show how the scientific evidence is relevant to various policy options by creating a narrative that explains why the evidence was collected, how it was collected, what it means, how it relates to public policy, and whether it is conclusive. Our goal is not to drive specific policy outcomes, but rather, to ensure that whatever outcome policymakers choose takes into account the scientific evidence.

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AAAS EPI Center letter to Colorado legislators regarding internet voting

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

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AAAS EPI Center letter to Utah legislators regarding mobile voting

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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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Election Security: Building on 2020’s Lessons

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2021 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

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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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