- 研究 技術 計画 (ISSN:09147020)
- vol.36, no.2, pp.116-127, 2021-07-19 (Released:2021-07-19)
The relationship between science and policy remains uncertain regarding the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It has long been pointed out that there is a gap between science and policy, and a policy-making process based on solution-focused risk assessment has been proposed. However, except for some fields, there is no established methodology on how to connect science and policy in various fields. Trade-offs with socio-economic factors and other types of risks are ubiquitous, and decisions are made with these factors in mind. It is necessary to visualize such factors and establish a decision-making process that explicitly includes them. As with disaster response context, what you cannot do in normal times cannot be done in an emergency. That also applies to the relationship between science and policy. Therefore, it is necessary to proceed with research and development of methods and tools for bridging those gaps in normal times.