Scientific advisory committees: code of practice

Guidance setting out good practice for the operation of scientific advisory committees.


The ‘Code of practice for scientific advisory committees’ (CoPSAC) covers all aspects of their governance. It provides guidance on the establishment, management and conduct of committees and sets out their relationship with the bodies they advise.

It was republished in 2011 following a public consultation and the ‘guide to amendments’ outlines the major changes made.