IOP responds to abolition of European CSA post

13 November 2014

The Institute of Physics has responded to the decision of the European Commission to abolish its post of chief scientific adviser.

Anne Glover
Credit: Friends of Europe

IOP chief executive professor Paul Hardaker said: “It is deeply disappointing to hear about the abolition of the post of chief scientific adviser to the European Commission.  It’s a major step backwards and a poor reflection on the Commission’s view of evidence-based policymaking. It’s never been more important for the Commission to have access to the kind of impartial, independent advice provided by a chief scientific adviser post.

“We’d like to congratulate professor Glover on her leadership and for all the work she’s done in the role. Her departure, and the wisdom and experience she has brought, will be a great loss to the EU’s programmes of work.”