Scientific Review Groups

In order to adapt to the progressive winding down of research instruments that ESF coordinates, we have changed the structure of how we work with scientific experts in the diverse scientific disciplines. Previously ESF had Scientific Standing Committees composed of leading scientists nominated by the ESF’s Member Organisations who were responsible for identifying scientific priorities, formulating strategies, developing research agendas and conducting peer review.

In the new ESF structure, 5 smaller Scientific Review Groups (SRGs) now replace the previous Standing Committees which were disbanded at the end of 2012. These SRGs are streamlined to work more efficiently on the decreasing number of programmes and advise ESF and its Chief Executive on research matters.