Science Board is our principal scientific advisory committee. It reports directly to Council.
Its purpose is to provide the STFC with a strategic scientific overview and assessment of, and science advice on, all of the programmes STFC supports. It is supported by advisory panels, peer review committees and other advisory committees.
For more information about Science Board, please contact Karen Clifford.
The Committees reporting to Science Board are:
Please click on the links below to view the members’ biographies.
Updated membership list to follow.
|Science Board meeting||Statement of Interest deadline||Meeting Papers deadline|
|20-21 February||27 January||31 January|
|22-23 April||30 March||3 April|
|24-25 June||1 June||5 June|
|21-22 October||28 September||2 October|
|16-17 December||23 November||27 November|
|23-24 February||1 February||5 February|
|20-21 April||29 March||2 April|
|13-14 July||21 June||25 June|
|12-13 October||20 September||24 September|
|7-8 December||15 November||19 November|
To provide the Science and Technology Facilities Council with a strategic scientific overview and assessment of, and science advice on, all of the programmes STFC supports.
The Science Board:
Science Board may form expert sub-groups and delegate tasks when it is appropriate to do so. It is recognised that Science Board may require access to a wider breadth of knowledge and the mechanism for this is through a college of ‘non-core’ Science Board experts.
Science Board provides independent advice to Council, making recommendations on scientific strategy. In this context it may engage in external reviews. However, any such engagement must have due regard to the impact on STFC, and Council should be consulted as to the nature of the external engagement and approval obtained from the Chair of Council as appropriate.
Science Board will ensure that its business is conducted in accordance with the STFC Ethics Policy, and have regard to any ethical principles set by the ethics committee and endorsed by Council.
The above terms of reference will be reviewed annually.
Last updated: 15 February 2021