Expert Boards and Committees

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Our Support

ESF and its operational division Science Connect can provide continuing support and services for Expert Boards and Committees or Virtual Institutes. These services span the following areas:

  • Finance : Collection of annual contributions from member organisations; invoicing and recovery; accounting; regular reporting to members and overall governance
  • Human resources : ESF has obtained the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research standard and can provide support for hiring and, when required, direct staff management and contractual arrangements, payroll and social charges management
  • Legal support : Legal advice; drafting of Memoranda of Understanding and various agreements; support on the establishment of contracts and follow-up
  • Communication : Support for publications, press releases and media monitoring services; web site support when required; dissemination using ESF’s network and external PR agency support
  • Science management : Support in the organisation of events and plenary meetings; drafting of position papers and consensus reports; foresight studies; surveys and analysis
  • Other services : Bespoke support and services provided to meet your specific requirements

ESF has a long track record in this area of expertise, having set up and/or hosted expert boards and committees and virtual institutes since 1974 in several scientific domains. These include space sciences, radio-astronomy frequencies, nuclear physics, marine and polar sciences, and materials science.

Benefits of working with ESF-Science Connect

  • Building on the experience gathered by ESF in hosting six respected, high-level Boards and Committees, some of which have been clients of ESF since its establishment
  • Accessing entities with strong knowledge and experience of developing strategies for ministerial and other high-level fora at the European and international levels, through consensus building with relevant experts
  • Availability of Senior Science Officers and Science Administrators with strong expertise in managing such entities, and the capability to design and support new establishments
  • A not-for-profit, independent science-based organisation with over four decades of experience
  • A broad database of international academics and science policy experts
  • Best practice financial governance and competence in legal and human resources matters.

Expert Boards hosted by ESF

Science Connect Brochure

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