Performing the role of an expert and advisor
Deciding in matters of scientific and technological options is up to the political stakeholders, who must be able to make informed decisions. Since its creation, the Académie des Sciences performs the role of an advisor, as indicated in Article 3 of its statutes. Its members’ scientific excellence, its multidisciplinary and global outlook now allow it to play a key role as an expert. In order to do so, the Académie sets up Committees and Working Parties, which are the cornerstones of its activity as they compose Reports, Advice Notes or Recommendations – as many decision aid tools available for public consultation.