Dr Hans Gutbrod runs Transparify (Georgia) – an initiative to increase the transparency of policy research around the world. He previously worked as Regional Director of the Caucasus Research Resource Centres (CRRC) for six years, and has also worked on policy research in Canada, as well as various African and Asian countries. He has a particular focus on researching issues related to social capital and public integrity, and on using research to provide actionable recommendations. His research and advocacy, with Transparify and other organizations has been covered in major media outlets across the world. Dr Gutbrod has been working in the Caucasus region since 1999, and holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. CHIEF will benefit from Dr Gutbrod’s rich experience in building bridges between scientific communities and policymakers, and in advocating for evidence based public policy. He will assume role of policy advisor on the project’s IAB.