General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS)

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The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS), established in December 2007, provides independent advice on the FSA's governance and use of science.

The Committee's work includes horizon scanning, science governance, developing good practice and informing science priorities.

The GACS comprises an independent Chair, four independent expert members, two lay members and the Chairs of the nine scientific advisory committees, that advise the Agency, who are members of GACS in an ex officio capacity.

The GACS is supported by a Secretariat provided by the Food Standards Agency.

News

GACS meeting 24 March 2016

The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its 17th meeting, which will be held in London on Thursday 24 March.

GACS open meeting: 1 October 2015

The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its 16th meeting, which will be held in London on Thursday 1 October 2015.