Guidance

Scientific advice to government: principles

Rules of engagement between government and independent scientific advisers.

Detail

The ‘Principles of scientific advice’ set out the rules of engagement between government and those who provide independent scientific and engineering advice. They offer a foundation on which independent scientific advisers and government departments should base their operations and interactions.

The principles set out the roles and responsibilities and cover independence, transparency and openness.

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