CERN Scientific Committees

The CERN Scientific Committees are of two types: the Experiment Committees, which review the physics, and the Resources and Financial Review Boards, which look at the resources and finances.

The Research Board receives recommendations from all the CERN Experiment Committees and takes decisions on them.

The Scientific Policy Committee (SPC) is a subsidiary body to the CERN Council with the role to advise Council on scientific matters related to the Organization. The Chairpersons of the INTC, LHCC and SPSC are ex-officio members of the SPC.

Experiment Committees

The Experiment Committees receive and study proposals for experiments at CERN. Their recommendations are submitted to the Research Board for final decision concerning the CERN experimental programme and the facilities offered by the accelerators. The LHC Committee has two dedicated sub-committees during the Upgrade process.


Other Experiment Committees
ISAB-G - IdeaSquare and GRADE Advisory Board. All information about the ISAB-G meetings, including agenda and documents, can be found in the InDiCo pages.

Resources and Financial Reviews

The LHC Experiments' financial situation and resources are monitored by the LHC and WLCG Resources Review Boards (RRB). The two LHC Resources Scrutiny Groups (Experiments and Computing) meet regularly during the year and both report to the RRB, typically at its Autumn session. Other Financial Review Committees are also mentioned below.


Ad-hoc Finance Review Committees (FRC) meetings
CERN has established FRCs with funding agency representatives to monitor financial matters and to take budgetary decisions on some experiments. They are chaired by the Director for Research and Computing. Current FRCs concern the following experiments: CAST, CLOUD, COMPASS, GBAR, NA62 and NP04. All information about the FRC meetings, including agenda and documents, can be found in the InDiCo pages.