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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.