GACS open meeting: 1 October 2015

Last updated:
16 September 2015
Science and research
The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its 16th meeting, which will be held in London on Thursday 1 October 2015.

GACS provides independent challenge and advice on how the Food Standards Agency collects and uses scientific evidence. At the meeting the committee will be discussing reports on:

  • FSA science activities and plans
  • FSA Science, Evidence and Information Strategy Delivery Plan 2015-20
  • Scientific Advisory Committees’ activities

The Committee will also receive these two presentations:

  • 'UK agri-tech strategy skill analysis' by Professor Robert Webb
  • 'FSA work on data science' by Robin Linacre

The proposed agenda can be found at the link below.

Meeting details

Date and time: 10am Thursday 1 October 2015 (registration from 9.45am)

Address: Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH

Booking: admission is free, but advance booking is necessary

To book a place, email the GACS secretariat at or phone at 020 7276 8277. The closing date for bookings is Monday 28 September 2015.

Submit a question

The committee is keen to hear views on its work and it is inviting comments and questions in advance of the meeting. If you would like to submit a question or comment, please email the GACS secretariat at:

The deadline for questions is 28 September 2015. Please note, the committee cannot guarantee to respond to all questions.

Agenda and papers