IOPA aims to package diverse perspectives into objective, insightful policy assessments. IOPA will do that by revealing the potential for bias, supplementing that with external comment/reply, and by presenting research findings from diverse perspectives, including through online conversation forums. The latter will also provide the opportunity for continuous Q&A. IOPA hopes that process defines areas of consensus and the basis for informed disagreement.
Why would anyone consider giving money to IOPA when there are established, high-class organizations already out there? It is probably because they sense that it takes some new leadership, every now and then, to explore some new ideas in new ways, and just shake things up. Groupthink and ‘Not Invented Here’ (NIH) are serious impediments to new ideas.