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. The ‘guide to amendments’ outlines the major changes made.
Advice on making public appointments to scientific advisory committees
The advice on making public appointments to scientific advisory committees needs to be updated. Those making appointments should contact the Cabinet Office Public Appointments Policy Team (PAPT) for advice.