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“Does Catalonia need a Chief Scientist?”, MEHRDAD HARIRI

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Presentation of Mehrdad Hariri (Canadian Science Policy Centre (CPSC), CEO & President) at the Forum of the BioRegion of Catalonia, organized by Biocat.

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“Does Catalonia need a Chief Scientist?”, MEHRDAD HARIRI

  1. 1. Does Catalonia Need a Chief Science Officer / Advisor ? Mehrdad Hariri CEO & Founder Canadian Science Policy Centre BioCat Forum Nov. 25 2016
  2. 2. Hello, Bonjour from CANADA
  3. 3. Global Challenges
  4. 4. New institutions of science policy
  5. 5. Bosch-Capblanch X, Lavis JN, Lewin S, Atun R, Røttingen J-A, Dröschel D, et al. (2012) Guidance for Evidence-Informed Policies about Health Systems: Rationale for and Challenges of Guidance Development. PLoS Med 9(3): e1001185. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001185
  6. 6. Cycle of Interaction: Science Society Policy Maker Adopted from: http://weadapt.org/
  7. 7. • the complexity, multidisciplinary, and ever-changing nature of science and technology of the 21st century requires efficient, energetic and agile institutions to ensure the interconnection among various elements of innovation system, including the society at large.
  8. 8. • Sputnik slide
  9. 9. Why science adviser / officer
  10. 10. Officer vs Advisor Chief Science Officer (CSO) Chief Science Advisor (CSA) Responsible for capacity development of the overall science enterprise or government funded science Responsible for providing independent scientific advice to the Prime Minister and the cabinet
  11. 11. Officer vs Advisor Chief Science Officer (CSO) Chief Science Advisor (CSA) Responsible for capacity development of the overall science enterprise or government funded science Responsible for providing independent scientific advice to the Prime Minister and the cabinet Jurisdiction: Policy for Science Jurisdiction: Science for Policy
  12. 12. Officer vs Advisor Chief Science Officer (CSO) Chief Science Advisor (CSA) Responsible for capacity development of the overall science enterprise or government funded science Responsible for providing independent scientific advice to the Prime Minister and the cabinet Jurisdiction: Policy for Science Jurisdiction: Science for Policy Ensures the well-being of the science enterprise, its management, coordination, and collaboration, domestically and internationally Provides the best scientific advice on emerging matters for high-level decision- making.
  13. 13. Officer vs Advisor Chief Science Officer (CSO) Chief Science Advisor (CSA) Responsible for capacity development of the overall science enterprise or government funded science Responsible for providing independent scientific advice to the Prime Minister and the cabinet Jurisdiction: Policy for Science Jurisdiction: Science for Policy CEO of Science Enterprise/ or Government Science (depending on the extension of mandate) No Formal Executive Responsibility Ensures the well-being of the science enterprise, its management, coordination, and collaboration, domestically and internationally Provides the best scientific advice on emerging matters for high-level decision- making.
  14. 14. Officer vs Advisor Chief Science Officer (CSO) Chief Science Advisor (CSA) Responsible for capacity development of the overall science enterprise or government funded science Responsible for providing independent scientific advice to the Prime Minister and the cabinet Jurisdiction: Policy for Science Jurisdiction: Science for Policy CEO of Science Enterprise/ or Government Science (depending on the extension of mandate) No Formal Executive Responsibility Functions as part of the Ministry of Science and or Innovation Independent, Arm’s Length office, functioning under the PMO Ensures the well-being of the science enterprise, its management, coordination, and collaboration, domestically and internationally Provides the best scientific advice on emerging matters for high-level decision- making.
  15. 15. Science Advisory: USA The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is a department of the United States government, part of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), established by the United States Congress in 1976, broad mandate to advise the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.
  16. 16. Science Advisory: USA Mission: 1.To provide the President and his senior staff with accurate, relevant, and timely scientific and technical advice on all matters of consequence; 2.To ensure that the policies of the Executive Branch are informed by sound science 3.Too ensure that the scientific and technical work of the Executive Branch is properly coordinated so as to provide the greatest benefit to society.
  17. 17. Science Advisory: UK Every government department has a chief scientific Advisor (CSA). Departmental CSAs work together under the leadership of the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor to support each other and to address and advise on cross-cutting issues. They do this primarily through the Chief Scientific Advisors network. The network advises the Government Chief Scientific Advisor on all aspects of policy on science and technology.
  18. 18. Science Advisory: UK In particular, they: 1. Provide advice to ministers, through the Cabinet committee system 2. Discuss and facilitate implementation of policy on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) 3. Identify and share good practices in STEM-related areas, including the use of scientific advice in policy-making 4. Facilitate communication on particular high profile STEM-related issues and those posing new challenges for government
  19. 19. Science Advisory: New Zealand
  20. 20. Science Advisory: New Zealand The primary task of the Chief Scientific Advisor is to provide the Prime Minister strategic and operational advice on science and science policy issues. Other tasks include: 1.Advise on matters of science policy in areas where the Prime Minister specifically requests.  2.Advise Prime Minister on specific matters related to science 3.Promote the public understanding of, and engagement with, science, particularly with young people. 4.Build international relationships. Science can be an important diplomatic tool, generating trust and confidence between nations and opening strategic opportunities for cooperation. 5.Serve as a conduit of alerts that might arise where scientific progress shows either opportunity or threat for New Zealand. 
  21. 21. Science Advisory: Australia
  22. 22. Science Advisory: Australia The world, and Australia with it, is faced with increasingly complex challenges and opportunities, most of which require significant input from science in order to address them fully and appropriately. It is essential then, that the Australian available, to be used to help inform the best course of action for Australian Government has access to the highest calibre independent, and authoritative scientific advice. The Chief Scientist has the opportunity to help bring together extensive national and international scientific networks to assist in providing the most up to date and scientifically robust advice. Through international networks the Chief Scientist is also able to help discuss and affect this at a global level. This is a key and unique aspect of the role.
  23. 23. Science and Technology and innovation Council (STIC)
  24. 24. Scotland
  25. 25. Scotland Provides expert scientific advice to the Scottish Government about science-related issues, evidence and new developments that may have an impact on the Scottish Government's work Champions the use of science to inform policy development across the Scottish Government Supports Scotland's world-leading science base and its potential to benefit Scotland's economy, people and environment
  26. 26. Quebec •To advise the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation on matters pertaining to the development of research and science; •To chair the Boards of Directors of each of the three research funds; •To coordinate issues of common concern to the three funds and cross-sectoral research activities; •To ensure the consolidation and integration of the three research funds’ administrative activities; •To promote careers in research and scientific culture.
  27. 27. Does Catalonia Need a Chief Science Officer / Advisor ?
  28. 28. Determinant of such office • Objectives • Stakeholders consultation
  29. 29. Innovation Systems Adopted from: Review of federal support for R&D
  30. 30. QUESTIONS
  31. 31. QUESTIONS

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