Prof. LI Xiaoxuan, Director of the CASISD Research Center for Third-party Assessment, met with visiting Prof. Mark Bailey, Director of the Center for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) under UK Natural Environment Research Council on January 29.
Their talks were focused on ways of S&T institutions to render support to decision-makers. Prof. Mark Bailey showed the basic situation of supporting policy-making with science and technology in UK and CEH experience in science-based policy making. Prof. LI Xiaoxuan briefed the visitors on the research findings of Evidence-based Policy-making: Case Studies of Policy-making in the Fields of Shale Gas and Nuclear Power, a research project supported by Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British government. The participants explored issues such as the governance of public S&T institutions, and the ways to encourage researchers to be involved in supporting policy-making. The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field.