The Council is supported in its work by a secretariat, comprising both scientific and administrative staff.

Scientific staff

Scientific staff members prepare the advisory reports. They conduct literature searches and advise the Board on committee composition. Throughout the advisory process, they support the committee as scientific secretaries and draw up draft reports.

Administrative staff

Administrative staff support the work of the Council, presidency, executive director and scientific staff. To fulfil its role effectively, this team encompasses various units, including management assistance, finance, human resources management, information management, communications and editorial staff.

Executive director

The secretariat is headed by Executive director, Dr. I.D. de Wolf.