As part of Evidence Week in UK Parliament POST (the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology), ONS (Office for National Statistics) and Ipsos MORI will be running 30 minute live webinars to MPs, Peers, and Parliamentary staff about using scientific evidence for effective policy and scrutiny. 

MPs, Peers, and Parliamentary staff can register on eventbrite.

Understanding research evidence

Tuesday 17th November, 1:00-1:30

This webinar will give you the tools to understand and interpret research evidence. It will cover why this is valuable for scrutiny and what to consider when using it. It will also highlight key resources from POST to support your use of research evidence in policy making and scrutiny.


Use of Data science during Covid-19

Tuesday 17th November, 3:30-4pm

The Data Science Campus, as part of the ONS, will showcase how it applies data science, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide insights and support decision making across government and the public sector.  This webinar explores how conducting data science projects and building skills across the ONS, other government departments, the wider UK public sector and internationally, can be used to effectively inform decision making.


Using behavioural science to make policies more effective

Wednesday 18th November, 2:00-2:30pm

Factors like climate change, digitisation, and Covid-19 have changed the landscape that the public are making decisions in. We all face greater responsibility for our behaviour – with overwhelming access to constantly changing information and increased uncertainty about how to use it. In this webinar experts from Ipsos MORI will use behavioural science principles to find how we can use social science to encourage the behaviours that have both positive policy and personal outcomes.