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THE SOLICITATION AND ELICITATION OF EXPERT ADVICE - FS2410

Description
To identify the principles of good practice for soliciting and eliciting expert scientific advice. Provide a sound framework (based on openness and transparency) on which UK government can assemble authoritative expert scientific advice that is robust when exposed to public scrutiny and peer review. Enhance trust and confidence in the process of risk assessment, management and communication by means identified in the Tender document (see RMF 0115); these include opening up peer review and expert advice to public scrutiny; explaining assumptions and uncertainties; identifying where expert judgement has been used int he conversion of information; adopting measures to engage stakeholders and explining how expert scientific advice toge ther with other information contibuted to the the way the final decision was reached.
Objective
To consider how the government can solicit 3 types of expert advice: formal analysis; structures judgement and opinion.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2000

Cost: £25,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Health and Safety Executive
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