"100 Days" in bold black text over a picture of Rachael smiling

Today is a landmark of sorts for me and the team here at Evidence for Democracy.

Today marks 100 days since I joined E4D as Executive Director. 

The path to evidence-informed decision-making isn’t paved - it’s transparent

Over the years, E4D has advocated for the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in many different ways. We’ve led campaigns on science advice and research funding, conducted original research on science integrity and how politicians find and use evidence, and developed resources for the research community to help bridge the science and policy worlds. 

Straight to the source!

Whether you get your news from articles, blogs, videos, or social media, being able to distinguish fact from fiction is a necessary skill. Independent fact checkers like Snopes and are great tools to have on hand, however, your own critical thinking can be the best first line of defense against misinformation. This blog post will help you develop the skills to evaluate whether what you read, hear, or watch is reliable information.

On Thursday 27 May 2021, Motion M-38 was adopted unanimously to create a new Standing Committee on Science and Research in the next Parliament. During the two hours of debate for M-38, there were some cautionary remarks provided from several MPs, including using the committee as “pretext for interfering in scientific work,” or “creating a silo where research and science are isolated from the rest of society.” 

A seat for science in the House of Commons: what is motion M-38?

Motion 38 (M-38) proposes to create a new Standing Committee for Science and Research. Here’s what that means, and what’s happening right now.

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