Social Science Research Committee (SSRC)

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The Social Science Research Committee (SSRC) provides advice to the Agency about how it gathers and uses social science evidence.

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Social Science Research Committee
The Social Science Research Committee (SSRC) provides advice to the Agency about how it gathers and uses social science evidence.

Next Social Science Research Committee - 11th March 2015
The fifteenth meeting of the Social Science Research Committee will be held on 11th March 2015 at the Food Standards Agency office, 125 Kingsway, London. This is an open meeting, however, if you wish to attend you need to register in advance in order that we can arrange for security passes to be issued. Please email ssrc@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk to register.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for the Social Science Research Committee are:

• To support the Agency develop its social science capacity by advising
how social science can best contribute to meeting the Agency’s
Strategic Plans
• To advise and critically assess how the Agency gathers and uses
social science evidence and advice
• To draw on wider expertise as appropriate to provide independent
critique on social science based evidence
• To keep the Agency in touch with relevant social science activity both
in the UK and internationally

News

New Appointments to the Social Science Research Committee

FSA Chair Tim Bennett has announced the appointment of two new expert members to the Social Science Research Committee (SSRC). The SSRC is an independent scientific advisory committee which provides advice to the FSA about how it gathers and uses social science evidence.

Expert members sought for the SSRC

Could your passion for social science research help us realise our vision for food? We are looking for two new members to join the Social Science Research Committee, which advises and critically assesses how the FSA gathers and uses social science evidence and advice.