West Yorkshire Scientific Advisory Group (WYSAG)


The West Yorkshire Scientific Advisory Group (WYSAG) is hosted and facilitated by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Yorkshire and Humber on behalf of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WYHCP).

WYSAG brings together academic expertise and available research to give independent evidence-based policy advice by mobilising, organising and utilising available research and evidence. This advice seeks to consider issues from a health, economic, environmental, inclusion and equity perspectives with a focus on joint topics identified by the Combined Authority and Health and Care Partnership that are relevant to policy.

WYSAG brings together applied health research expertise from the ARC alongside contributions from other disciplines such as economics and the environment via the Yorkshire & Humber Policy Engagement & Research Network (Y-PERN) and Yorkshire Universities.

WYSAG aims to:
• Be policy and practice driven
• Be systematic, rapid and responsive
• Collate, appraise and synthesise existing research evidence
• Be advisory
• Formulate interdisciplinary advice set in the local context

Within West Yorkshire and the wider Yorkshire and Humber region there is a wealth of research and academic assets which could inform policy development. Through WYSAG we hope to harness these resources to help make our region a healthier and happier place for families to live.


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