Researchers from DCA-related departments provide research-based policy support ranging from short memorandums to extensive reports and knowledge syntheses.
The agreement with the Ministry respects the arm’s length principle, and DCA’s policy support is based solely on the scientific contributions provided by the researchers. The authorities are responsible for the subsequent political and administrative considerations.
In addition, DCA is also obligated to regularly assess which areas may become topical for policy support. Such assessments can result in initiatives for carrying out research in areas in which there may be a need for further or new knowledge.