Scientific Advice Mechanism
In May 2015, the European Commission set up the EC Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). Its aim is to support the Commission with high-quality, timely and independent scientific advice for its policy-making activities. The Scientific Advice Mechanism will draw on the wide range of scientific expertise in Europe through a close relationship with national academies and other bodies, as well as the expertise of a High-Level Group of independent scientific advisors.
In Autumn 2015, the Commission - assisted by an independent Identification Committee - selected the members of the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors. The group is composed of seven highly qualified experts, appointed for two and a half years, renewable once.
Source: European Commission