Joint Fact Finding

An interesting blog post from CBI (Consensus Building Institute) about joint fact finding processes in science-heavy public policy contexts.

Per Pat Field:

The traditional ways of generating information in stovepipes – via the academy, industry, government, or NGOs – are not meeting the three-pronged test of useable science and technical studies:  credible, legitimate, and salient.

I was particularly drawn to the description of the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (researching ways to decrease or prevent bat mortality associated with wind turbines).

MM

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