The role of statisticians in international science policy

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There are precious few statisticians involved in science policy, either nationally or internationally. In this paper I will, in an unusually personal way for a scientific journal, describe some of the possibilities for policy work and the potential impact such work can have. An example is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I will also discuss ways that organizations, individuals, and the statistical community as a whole can get involved in policy aspects of research. And policy research is unavoidably political! Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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