Broader Impact Support

Established in 2018, the CITRIS Policy Lab supports interdisciplinary technology policy research and engagement in the interest of society. The CITRIS Policy lab offers a variety of services to help build researchers’ capacity to effectively translate research to address broader impact goals, especially to inform public policy. We assist researchers to identify and develop strategies to operationalize their findings to inform public policy, build partnerships with key stakeholders, and create outreach materials that effectively communicate the impact of their work. 


Example Services

    • Developing appropriate policy recommendations for the public and private sectors 
    • Strategizing appropriate methods to communicate research and policy recommendations for maximum impact
    • Assist in writing policy memos and briefs
    • Assist in developing white papers, op-eds, one-pagers, slide decks and other outreach materials to inform policy
    • In collaboration with the EDGE in Tech Initiative at UC, assist principal investigators in drafting plans to enhance diversity in the selection of organizing committees, speakers, and other invited participants, such as session chairs, panel discussants, and attendees.
    • Working with CITRIS Productions to create effective videos 

Contact Us

Want to explore how we can help with your broader impacts strategies? Please contact Brandie Nonnecke (

Collaborator Testimony

In collaboration with the CITRIS Policy Lab, the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) published a white paper “Health, Wildfires & Climate Change in California” and blog post that outlined priority fire risk mitigation strategies for the California State Government. In response, Bruce Riordan, the primary author of the white paper, was invited to present to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Forest Management Task Force, engage with relevant departments and agencies, and provide a keynote on the white paper at the Community Environmental Council. 

``The CITRIS Policy Lab helped us effectively communicate our research and policy recommendations. They created a clean and effective design for our final report that was well-received among our key stakeholders and helped us write a succinct blog post that communicated our priority recommendations.``

Bruce Riordan, Program Director, California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE)