Expert Testimony

Definition

Presentation of data or results to governmental, judicial, or other regulatory bodies.

Rationale

Presentation of research data or results in expert testimony is evidence of potential influence on the policy-making process.

Guidance

Advice from authors on searching for information:

Self-reported documentation of researchers’ testimony can be helpful as full-text search is not available for all governmental, judicial, or other regulatory bodies. Documents available from state legislative bodies vary widely.

Resources & Data

Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:

Local

General

  • Congress.gov provides access to accurate, timely and complete legislative information. It is usually updated the morning after a session adjourns.
  • ProQuest Congressional is a database with a comprehensive collection of current and historic Congressional information. There is a search by witness name and witness affiliation that can help identify expert testimony to Congress.

Data Limitations

Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:

Access to self-reported researcher or administrative/in-house data may be required to locate documentation.

Publications

Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:

Case Studies

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