The Use of Evidence Award
Recognising excellence by a team or individual in the way knowledge, evidence, research, or data is gathered, evaluated and disseminated to improve decision-making, policy-making or learning. This could include examples of:
● applying systems thinking, problem solving and analysis to improve results by placing robust evidence, research and data at the heart of the decision–making process;
● undertaking high quality evidence based research in for example science, engineering and technology and providing a robust evaluation of the outputs;
● capturing knowledge, research and data from a variety of disciplines and sources, collaborating with partners inside and outside government where appropriate, and using this information to influence policy development and deliver better outcomes;
● ensuring that best-practice is captured and disseminated to others, including those in non-analytical professions to help spread good practice and understanding.