Science and Public Policy - Use of science in public policy formation
As a result of the hockey stick episode I got interested in the issue of how and whether scientific information should be audited by users, in particular by a government considering a multi-billion dollar public policy decision based on findings in scientific research papers. Bruce McCullough (Drexel University) and I released a study through the Fraser Institute that looks at problems of data secrecy in academia and its effects on public policy formation.
The following two papers were also listed in other sections on this site. They set down my initial thinking on the subject of fixing the process by which scientific information is assembled for use in policy formation. Also see Taken By Storm Chapter 10.