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Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee
A single scientific committee is set up for the integrated infrastructure. Each BRC keeps a local users committee for its regular activities.

This scientific committee will gather expertise in quantitative genetics, informatics, molecular genetics, reproductive physiology, social sciences and ethics. Members will be proposed by INRA (6), CNRS (3), IFREMER (3) INSERM (1) University of Tours (1) AgroParisTech (1) National Veterinary Schools (4) and ISARA Lyon (1). At least one of them should be a member of the scientific council of the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity. The scientific committee will elect a chair and a vice-chair for a 2 years period, renewable. The committee will be renewed at the end of the construction phase of the infrastructure, in order to take into account new developments within CRB-Anim.

Sub-committees will be formed for one species or a group of species. The species subcommittees will associate relevant breeding organisations, extension services and scientific experts in genetics and reproductive physiology. These subcommittees will evaluate the projects submitted to CRB-Anim.

Subcommittees will also be formed on anad hocbasis to deal with transversal issues, such as ethics, social impact, biosafety or technological developments.


Tasks of the scientific committee:

  • Validate new R&D developments
  • Evaluate scientific relevance and ethical issues raised by samples request
  • Recommend decision for samples distribution, for new equipments
  • Make a recommendation on the entrance of new BRCs in the network
  • Prepare the programme for the CRB-Anim seminar every 2 years
  • Propose the participation of CRB-Anim members to international congresses
  • Prepare the call for projects with FRB

SC will meet every 3 months.

The project coordinator will have a meeting or conference call every 2 months with the chair of the scientific committee and the chair of the stakeholders’ forum, to coordinate actions of the committees and to prepare agendas of their meetings.