Contributing to evidence-informed decision-making: the Oficina C at the Spanish Congress

11 June 2024

Presented in Spanish, this seminar is open to IPEN members only.

Speaker: Ana Elorza (Coordinadora FECYT, Oficina C, Congreso de los Diputados, España)

Chair: Eva Campos-Domínguez (Universidad de Valladolid, España)

This IPEN seminar presents the experience of Science and Technology Office, Congress of Deputies (Spain), which provides the parliament with scientific evidence on topics of interest and facilitates dialogue between the scientific community and Members of Parliament.

Ana Elorza will explain the objectives and working method of Science and Technology Office, which is based on scientific evidence – extracted from articles published in scientific journals, interviews with researchers, scientists, and experts, etc. – contextualised, analysed, and summarised in the C Reports through a standardised process (the C Method). The C-Reports are available to all Members of Parliament and the public.  Science and Technology Office emerged from the citizens’ initiative ‘Science in Parliament’ (CeeP), with the close collaboration of FECYT and the COTEC Foundation and the support of the vast majority of Spanish scientific institutions.

IPEN members can also find the details in Spanish in our MS Teams space

Image: Congreso de los Diputados (Madrid, España). Photo by Luis Javier Modino Martínez. Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.