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How can science and technology most effectively contribute to an improved quality of life for the greatest number of people?

This is the organizing question for the Consortium for Science, Policy, & Outcomes (CSPO). The Consortium is devoted to enhancing the capacity of public policy to link scientific research to beneficial societal outcomes.

The Consortium creates knowledge, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.



  • V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
  • National Science Foundation
  • Bipartisan Policy Center, National Commission on Energy Policy
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation


May 2010 — Ongoing