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.

Latest information

Social Science Research Committee - 17th meeting

The last meeting of the Social Science Research Committee was held on 15 April 2016 at the Food Standards Agency, 125 Kingsway, London. SSRC meetings are open: if you wish to attend please register in advance by emailing ssrc@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk, so we can arrange for security passes to be issued.

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

Reappointments to the Social Science Research Committee

The Food Standards Agency has reappointed the Chair and four 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.

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.