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Policy Impact Links to Research Funding Organisations

The Public Policy SRI aims to support research applications, which include public policy or will have an impact on public policy. Contact the coordinator if you would like further information. The following external organisations also make links between academic research and public policy:

 

POST - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Source of independent analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology. 

ESRC - The Economic and Social Research Council has useful information on impact and engagement with policy on its website.

SPRU, Sussex University - Interdisciplinary research on science, technology and innovation policy. 

ResearchGate- Network dedicated to science and research.

Institute for Government - Independent think tank focused on government. 

IFS - Leading independent think tank on economics and fiscal policy. 

IPPR - centre-left think tank focusing on range of public policy and societal issues such as crime, welfare, energy and climate change.

Policy Exchange - independent think tank promoting free market solutions to public policy issues.

Demos - public policy think tank, which promotes policy research and public engagement using focus groups, ethnography and citizens' juries. 

PSI Policy Studies Institute - research institute (now part of University of Westminster) focusing on research to inform public policy. Current focus on environment and sustainable development.

 Civitas - independent think tank focusing on policies to support democratic society. 

NESTA - independent organisation focusing on innovation and engagement with people and organisations. 

About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the initiative or would like to know more. 

Upcoming events

Data for Policy 2017 Conference - Government by Algorithm?

Sep 06, 2017

premier 1VS Conference Centre, Victoria Street, London

Evidence is Not Enough: Towards a democratically legitimate role for evidence in health policymaking

Nov 24, 2017

Large Seminar Room, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge

Upcoming events