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The 96th GIST Seminar Scientific Advice During Crises: Facilitating Transnational Co-operation and Exchange of Information

GiST-科学技術イノベーションプログラム(政策研究大学院大学), SciREX-科学技術イノベーション政策研究センター


Recent crises such as the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, the West Africa Ebola outbreak and the Zika and microcephaly public health emergency have highlighted the special challenges around transnational co-operation and exchange of information across countries in crisis situations. An OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) report on Scientific Advice for Policy Making: the Role and Responsibility of Expert Bodies and Individual Scientists, published in 2015, also identified international cooperation as an area for improvement. Hence in 2016 GSF launched a follow-up project on Scientific Advice During Crises: Facilitating transnational co-operation and exchange of information in order to develop an improved understanding of national mechanisms for obtaining scientific advice in emergencies, how these mechanisms interact across constituencies during transnational crises and the barriers to information sharing that exist in such situations. The final report was published in October 2018. The report indetifies five key areas where policy action is necessary to improve the provision and use of science advice in international crises. In this seminar, we will introduce the key points of the final report and its policy recommendations.


17:00-17:05     Introduction
17:05-18:05     Lecture by Dr. Smith and Mr. Matsubara
18:05-18:30     QA

Presentation Slides

OECD Report :
Scientific Advice During Crises -Facilitating Transnational Co-operation and Exchange of Information-


Carthage Smith joined the OECD Global Science Forum Secretariat in June 2014 as Lead Co-ordinator. He is responsible for overseeing the Forum activities and working with members and delegates to define the overall strategy and priorities. He was originally trained as a biochemist, with a PhD in neuroscience (Newcastle University, UK). Prior to joining the GSF secretariat, he was Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU, Paris) for twelve years. In this position he led the strategic development of a number of major global science initiatives, in areas ranging from environmental science to urban health, and managed a number of science for policy and policy for science activities. Prior to moving to France, he spent six years at the UK Medical Research Council, where he was Head of International Science Policy.

Taro Matsubara is a project administrator in the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) secretariat. He currently coordinates projects of open science and transdisciplinary research. He is also acts as a special liaison  to Japan for all GSF’s science policy work. Before joining the GSF secretariat in 2016, he had worked at MEXT since 2002, mainly on science and technology policy, including nuclear non-proliferation, aerospace policy, policy evaluation and higher education policy. His most recent position was at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) working on the planning and coordination of its policy research. He has a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a BSc in physics from the University of Tokyo. 


11月30日(金) 17:00-18:30


政策研究大学院大学 1階1A  (アクセス




GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)