RIVM's Chief Science Officers (CSO's) play a major role in this. Their expertise, reputation and many (international) contacts make them eminently suitable for bringing together people and knowledge from inside and outside the organisation.
The CSO's are also closely involved in determining the direction taken by RIVM. They advise the management on research to be carried out and are jointly responsible for RIVM's so-called Strategic Programme (SPR). Which means that they act as ambassadors for the further development of (pioneering) scientific research at RIVM.
RIVM's Chief Science Officers are experts in the following knowledge areas: