A fragile but critical link: a commentary on the importance of government-academy relationships
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research , Article number: 755 (2018)
Interactions between government and academia can be an important support to effective policy and they can also ground researchers’ methods and perspectives more strongly in the realities of policy-making and politics, leading to more relevant research. If properly developed, these interactions can lead to relationships between government and academia that re-enforce evidence-informed policy and useful research. However, strong relationships require repeated interactions and strong personal connections, something that can be supported through careers that cross academia and government. Academic and public service polices that value these kinds of careers can help build strong relationships.