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The Year of Evidence, launched by the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House Summit on Evidence for Action, will:

  • Share leading practices from Federal agencies to generate and use research-backed knowledge to advance better, more equitable outcomes for all of America;
  • Strengthen and develop new strategies and structures to promote consistent evidence-based decision-making inside the Federal Government; and
  • Increase connection and collaboration among researchers, knowledge producers, and decision makers inside and outside of the Federal Government.

As a centerpiece of this effort, the Administration will co-host a series of events – The Evidence Forums – over the course of the Year of Evidence with non-profits and academic organizations to co-develop concrete strategies for mobilizing research-based evidence that can make life healthier, safer, more equitable, and more prosperous for the American public.

These organizations have demonstrated expertise in translating research evidence to practice and policy, and include: the Data Foundation; the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative at the Pennsylvania State University; the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the Center for Tax and Budget AccountabilityPew Charitable Trusts; the Policy Lab at Brown UniversityResults for America; and the Urban Institute.  

Upcoming Events

The Evidence Forums: How Inclusive Engagement Strengthens Evidence for Policy and Practice

Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 3:00-4:30pm ET

As part of the White House Year of Evidence for Action, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in collaboration with the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Evidence Project and Management and Budget, invite you to join the kick-off event of the Evidence Forum Series.

This first Forum explores how research-practice-policy partnerships and other approaches to inclusive stakeholder engagement can be used to generate actionable evidence, improve equity, and increase the effectiveness of programs and policy. Dr. Alondra Nelson, Deputy Assistant to the President and head of OSTP will provide opening remarks. The program will feature a panel of experts from inside and outside of government who will share examples of inclusive stakeholder engagement and research-practice-policy partnerships and discuss opportunities to scale and expand them.

The discussion will include approaches for, investments in, and experiences of inclusive engagement with and partnerships between researchers, policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, and others for evidence-informed policies and programs. You can register here.

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