INGSA is a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse science advisory organisations and national systems. The network aims to enhance the global science-policy interface and improve the use of evidence based policy formation at both national and transnational levels through workshops and fora. The network benefits from strong associations with our partner organisations.

The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organisation with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organisations including Academies and Research Councils. The ISC was created in 2018 as the result of the historic merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health and a founding partner of INGSA supporting initial capacity building workshops and the development of materials and general secretariat functions of the network.

As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most. IDRC has committed to support INGSA’s work with countries in the Global South to help develop and/or strengthen advisory skills and mechanisms.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) promote and financially support research, the mobilisation of knowledge and the training of researchers in Quebec, as well as to establish domestic and international partnerships necessary for the accomplishment of their mission. FRQ and the Chief Scientist of Québec have been long-term partners of INGSA and have enabled much deeper engagement of the network in North America and across la Francophonie.



UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations. UNESCO is a collaboration partner for INGSA in developing and delivering capacity building workshops.

The Global Young Academy gives a voice to young scientists around the world. To realise our vision, we develop, connect, and mobilise young talent from six continents. Moreover, we empower young researchers to lead international, interdisciplinary, and inter-generational dialogue with the goal to make global decision making evidence-based and inclusive. The GYA provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to come together to address topics of global importance.

Workshop Partners:

We are grateful for the support of the following additional workshop partners: