Moving Research from Publishing to Policy
Organised by Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Epicentre & WHO
Publications are at the core of a researcher’s work: they constitute a record of contribution to knowledge, are used to value the work of researchers and their institutions, and when translated appropriately into new and improved policies, they can be a powerful step towards improving people’s lives. But how real is a publication’s impact on the community? The journey from publication to policy implementation is not straightforward and it represents a challenge for researchers, publishers, policymakers, and community stakeholders. This panel will discuss this challenging journey through the lenses of these stakeholders. What are the barriers they face to move research from publishing to policy? What are the innovative and homegrown solutions that can facilitate and accelerate the journey from knowledge generation to implementation?