Prof Mark Ferguson was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Government in October 2012.

Prof Mark Ferguson was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Government in October 2012.

 

Prof Mark Ferguson was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Government in October 2012.  Click here to view profile.

The duties of the CSA are to:  

1. To provide high level advice on specific scientific issues of concern to the Government, as required;

2. To provide such scientific input into the work of any relevant body or advisory group as the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation may from time to time reasonably require;

3. To fulfil, on behalf of Government, a representational / ambassadorial role in the science field;

4. To attend, as may be required, Cabinet or Cabinet Committee meetings and Houses of the Oireachtas Meetings; and

5. To report periodically to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, or as may be requested by the Minister.