Community Science Notes

MOST Policy Initiative is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide objective, scientific information to Missouri’s decision-makers. The Missouri Local Science Engagement Network (LSEN) is a partnership between MOST Policy Initiative and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and works with scientists across the state to elevate science in policy conversations.

What is a Community Science Note?
Community science notes are short (1-3 page) memos that describe scientific principles related to policies or legislation. Each science note features non-biased scientific data and summaries of studies that have been conducted that may relate to proposed legislation.

Local and state lawmakers (e.g., city councilmembers, state legislators, etc.) are the primary intended audience for the science notes, but they will be made publicly available on the MOST and LSEN websites.


Missouri Science Notes

Climate Change

  • Crayfish: Possibly Threatened Species in Missouri
  • Health & Food System Disparities

    Coming Soon

    Emerging Diseases

    Coming Soon

    Environmental Pollution and Contamination

    Coming Soon


    Community Science Note Editorial Board
    We are seeking members of a Community Science Note Editorial Board who can assist in writing and reviewing science notes for a variety of settings, including general information, responses to public comment opportunities, and in advance of public hearings. We request that writers and editors have scientific training such as advanced degrees and/or extensive research experience.