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United Nations Policy Brief Decent Work for All: Leveraging Big Data for a Human-Centered Approach to Sustainable Development Alexander Gloss, North Carolina State University Lori Foster, North Carolina State University & University of Cape Town Deborah E. Rupp, Purdue University John C. Scott, APTMetrics Lise Saari, New York University Mathian Osicki, IBM Kristin Charles, Amazon Drew Mallory, Purdue University Dan Maday, Roosevelt University “Scientific knowledge is not easily accessible to lay people and policy makers,” writes Detlof von Winterfeldt in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2013, p. 14055). The United Nations means to change that. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology means to help. The United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is a central UN policymaker convening point, held for the purpose of reviewing and following up on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its mandates include guiding and leading the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda, stimulating policies informed by scientific evidence and country experiences, and addressing new and emerging issues that arise. The next HLPF will take place on 11-20 July 2016. This will be the first HLPF to occur since the unanimous adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September of 2015. In preparation The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist for this event, the United Nations has created a platform for crowdsourcing “science briefs” to inform policy during the upcoming HLPF. This is an avenue for scientists from across the world to be heard at the highest levels of the UN in the form of concise, factual write-ups, which are based on peer- reviewed literature and highlight issues, research, and/or solutions to challenges faced by the UN and its member states. Selected briefs are included in the Global Sustainable Development Report, which is reviewed by policymakers at the HLPF. The demand for industrial-organizational psychology’s scientist–practitioner perspective at the United Nations continues to grow. Late last year, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was asked to contribute a science policy brief, with a focus on “big data” in particular. SIOP is well positioned to inform discussions on this topic, given industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists’ roles in collecting, shaping, 147