Our independence is guaranteed by statute: the so-called RIVM Act (21 October 1996). The scientific quality of our work is monitored by the Scientific Advisory Board, which includes a number of well-respected scientists. In consultation with the RIVM Director-General, the Board carries out scientific audits to assess our research against objective criteria thus ensuring our accountability. The Board ensures any criticism from within or outside the RIVM is dealt with correctly. The Board is also closely involved in assessing our strategic research activities.
Publication date 03/04/2011 - 00:00 Modification date 11/02/2018 - 18:45