Process

How Federal Agencies Have Used Rigorous Policy Pilots to Learn

Rigorous policy pilots have tremendous potential to improve governance.

How the Federal Government Can Use More Evidence to Improve Outcomes

Several successful programs demonstrate that prioritizing evidence can positively impact policy effects.

Policy for Evidence

Clear standards for producing and sharing data can encourage more effective policymaking.

The Evidence Act and Regulations

The future for evidence-based regulation has never looked brighter.

Reforming the IRB in Experimental Fashion

A new proposal seeks to reduce the time and cost of securing approval for human subject research.

EPA

Regulatory Learning Through the Rulemaking Process

An agency’s regulatory experience informs the development of effective future programs.

Regulatory Trial and Error

Trial-and-error decision-making could provide great benefits to regulators.

Paper stacks

Reinvigorating the Paperwork Reduction Act

Improving the management of federal information collection requires help from agencies and the White House.

Regulating Police Body-Worn Cameras

Law enforcements’ expanding use of cameras raises questions over how to design programs governing them.

Clinical Trials and Actuarial Judgments

Regulators should rely on both clinical and actuarial judgment when setting policy.

Random Audits and Regulatory Compliance

Random audit programs should prioritize transparency to enhance legitimacy and minimize reputational risks.

Randomizing Policy and the Risk of Multiple Hypothesis Testing

Randomized policy research should be pre-registered to reduce the chance of false positive results.