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Science policy, landownership, and AI states
In 2022, the FAS and the IFP launched the Metascience Working Group, which aims to facilitate metascience proposals, discussions and insights with a focus on projects relevant to the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, the NIH, the NSF and the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Most policymakers care a lot about who wins and who loses from a policy change, and care much less about abstract notions of efficiency.
Focus on key government agencies or non-governmental groups that influence policymakers, and think about those agencies’ or groups’ interests.
Communicate in non-technical ways that are not standard in the academy.
When translating research findings into policy, be patient and persistent.
Play the long game by encouraging students to take policy jobs in government or government-adjacent organizations.
Examples provided in R and SAS. Impressive.
I can vouch for NC and UT, but FL is just way off.