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What does your Scientific Advisory Panel do?

Our Scientific Advisory Panel is made up of researchers with a proven track record in their field and ideally with a specialism or interest within the M.E. field.

Members of the Panel are volunteers, and are appointed for a term of two years (they can serve for up to six years consecutively). We ask that they:

  • have published papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • have experience of reading and reviewing written documents and experience of assimilating a large volume of written information
  • have an understanding of the impact of research in practice
  • consider the research requirements and implications for all patients with M.E./CFS (and associated illnesses, where appropriate), without having a pre-set agenda.

The Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel is appointed by the Chair of our Research Panel and our Chief Executive. The Chief Executive supports the Panel and attends meetings in a secretariat capacity.

The role of the Panel is to assess applications from researchers who respond to our research calls in line with our Research funding assessment process.