The Crisis Science Project, CRISP

Policy makers depend on scientific knowledge to successfully manage crises. In current crises such as the Covid 19 pandemic, numerous governments around the world have created transdisciplinary advisory bodies and reorganised cooperation. The goal: to generate relevant knowledge or translate it into applicable knowledge under usually difficult conditions - characterised by threat, urgency and uncertainty. In the opinion of the authors of this paper, this can only be achieved in close cooperation between science and public administration. They therefore propose the establishment of a new organisation, the prototype of a Crisis Science Hub (CSH), at the German federal level as well, which systematises this cooperation in crises. The paper by transdisciplinary experts from the iit and other institutions is based on the results of the "CRISP" project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


September until December 2021


German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)