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Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

The AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center) is an 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.
Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

PFAS, Sociodemographic Factors and Implications for Communities and Environmental Justice

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Can the Voluntary Carbon Credit Market Fund the Energy Transition?

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Exploring How Carbon Credits are Evolving in the Oil and Gas Sector

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Webinar: First National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Six PFAS

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Riley Memorial Lecture: Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Pest Control and Biodiversity

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Regional Reflections on Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions: Northwest

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Advances in PFAS Destruction

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Regional Reflections on Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions: Southwest

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Webinar Series Examines Potential of Green Infrastructure

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Mobile Voting is Not the Answer to Low Turnout and Disenfranchisement

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Regional Reflections on Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions: Great Lakes

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AAAS EPI Center letter to IL committee regarding mobile voting

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Barriers to Equitable Implementation of Green and Nature-Based Solutions: Part 2 with States and Municipalities Panel

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AAAS EPI Center letter to DC councilmembers regarding mobile voting

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Green and Nature-Based Infrastructure Solutions for New England

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Anticipating New Regulation, Oil and Gas Industry Revisits Methane Emissions

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Anticipating Changes in Federal Methane Emissions Standards for Oil and Gas Operations

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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