Social science policy and communication strategies workshop coming Feb. 21

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Interested in how to get your work into the hands of policymakers? Want to know how to frame your science to increase its value by decision-makers and engage directly with leaders about your science?

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative (EIC) at Penn State is hosting the virtual workshop “Improving Social Science Impact through effective Science Policy & Communication Strategies” on February 21, from 1 – 2 p.m.

According to Max Crowley, director of the EIC and associate professor of human development and family studies & public policy, the workshop will showcase resources available through the EIC’s Research Translation Platform to enhance science communication and engagement.

“Our mission is to improve the relevance, value and use of research evidence by leaders through cross-disciplinary partnerships. During the workshop, we’ll be sharing tools for researcher and opportunities for partnership.”

Click here to register. Questions can be directed to Betsy Beck,

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative (EIC) is an interdisciplinary research center within the Social Science Research Institute and is supported by the College of Health & Human Development. The EIC is a leading home for efforts to build the science of scientific impact—developing resources and interventions to improve the relevance, value, and use of science to address pressing societal problems.

The EIC houses four research infrastructures that partner with scientists around the globe to augment the impact of their science to improve people's lives. These include the Data Accelerator, Design4Impact Incubator, Social Investment Optimizer, and Research Translation Platform. 

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