Work Shadowing Scheme 'Enlightening and Fun'
In early Autumn this year, ten scientists had the opportunity to learn at first hand how colleagues in Scottish Government use their scientific research to develop policy, when they took part in the knowledgescotland Work Shadowing Scheme.
Evaluation by participants shows that the pilot Scheme, organised by the Moredun Research Institute, was very successful in its aims :
- to help scientists recognise the potential methods and structures through which they can effectively communicate their science to policy makers and to government;
- to help researchers understand the contexts of how their work is received and used within Government and gain an insight to the pressures under which policy colleagues operate;
- to help government officials become more familiar with the process of scientific research and bring this knowledge into better informed discussions and decision making;
- to help build closer links between scientific researcher and government policy colleaguesIn early Autumn this year, ten scientists had the opportunity to spend a week learning how colleagues in Scottish Government use their scientific research to develop policy.
A PDF of the Evaluation Report is now available.