Administration of Scientific Platforms

Benefit from effective secretariats, hosting platforms, and organisational structures


Our Support

  • Finance : Collection of annual contributions from member organisations; invoicing and recovery; accounting; regular reporting to members and overall governance
  • Human resources : ESF 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 and science policy 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

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 partners 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.

Scientific platforms currently administered by ESF

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, and Open Access.

Click below to take a look at the scientific platforms currently hosted by ESF.

See Scientific Platforms