A group of academics from Cardiff University, the University of Exeter, University College London, University of Bath and University of Bristol are working with the House of Commons Library and the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to develop a UK Evidence Information Service (EIS).

The EIS will act as a rapid matchmaking and advisory service, working with existing UK parliamentary systems to connect politicians with the wider network of academics and professionals in science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine, humanities and the social sciences.

More details about the project can be found in their Guardian article and GW4 webpage.

The group is seeking the confidential views of academics on their attitudes to and experiences of evidence-based policymaking, the usefulness of the EIS and their potential contribution.

All UK researchers in academia and industry are therefore invited to complete an 5-10 minute survey.