How the Social Sciences Can Enhance Scientific Advice
In the presentation, I will provide a perspective of how the social sciences can help not only to inform policies, but also to enhancing public trust in science and science advice overall. The academic enterprise is subjected to greater public scrutiny, and scientific authority is under fire. There is an asymmetry between the ease of destroying trust and the difficulty of regaining it. Restoration of trust in science requires a degree of openness and involvement with the public that are increasingly being attempted by social scientists, in partnership with other disciplines.