Roadmap for Future Research Directions in Data-Driven Policy Making

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The aim of the Roadmap for Future Research Directions in Data-Driven Policy Making is to put forward the different research and innovation directions that should be followed in order to reach the anticipated vision for making the public sector a key player in tackling societal challenges through new data-driven policy-making approaches.

The roadmapping exercise will build on previous projects such as SONNETS, CROSSOVER, CROSSROAD, eGovRTD2020 and PHS2020, which adopted a policy oriented approach including a foresight element by combining roadmapping with scenario building techniques.

The roadmapping exercise encompasses three main steps:

  1. Identification of the gaps that hinder the rapid and effective uptake of data-driven policy-making and policy-implementation solutions and approaches.
  2. Elaboration of a set of future research challenges and application scenarios related to the use of big data in policy making
  3. Definition of a set of practical research directions and recommendations for all stakeholders involved


Data-driven policy making roadmap

More specifically, the roadmap will tackle issues such as the following: 

  • Which major research challenges should be considered and addressed for evidence-based policy-making and policy-monitoring in order to tackle wider societal challenges?
  • Which sub-challenges and emerging technologies are part of these major challenges? 
  • How are these challenges related to the different policy domains? 
  • What kind of instruments are necessary to tackle these challenges?
  • What is the anticipated impact of these challenges to each policy domain and to the society?
  • Which are the broad recommendation for policy makers, researchers and industry that are meaningful to accelerate the roadmap’s take-up?