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Should we turn a blind eye to science policy in Europe?

Should randomised controlled trials (RCTs) usually used in medicine to see if a new drug works be utilised across Europe through society-wide experiments to implement effective science policies? More than a hundred years ago, the journal Nature called for “a scientific approach to government” in a series of editorials calling for politicians to borrow the methods of science for the common good. Now, advocates of successful randomised controlled trials (RCTs) say the time has come to put aside the political rhetoric and see what actually works . Read more [...]