Current advisory projects

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientists, scientific practice, and trust in science

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many changes in the world of science, both positive and negative. The pandemic’s consequences affected scientists on a personal level, with the true impact depending on their field of study, career phase and family responsibilities. Scientific practice also changed dramatically during the pandemic.

Health Inequalities

Key values for modern societies include safeguarded levels of physical and mental health, high life expectancy and equal access to healthcare. Although inequalities in health between individuals are unavoidable, countries are also faced with substantial and systematic differences in health between groups (‘health inequalities’).

Planetary Health

The committee will carry out an exploration of the scientific knowledge that is needed in the field of planetary health and will identify priorities for knowledge development in the Netherlands.

Breeding ground prevention of undesirable behaviour in academia

At the request of the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, the Academy will advise on the breeding ground and prevention of undesirable behaviour in academia.

Resolution inaugurating the planetary health committee

Having regard to Section 5.1 of the Academy’s Regulations, the Academy Board has resolved to establish a 'Planetary Health Committee' (referred to below as 'the Committee').

Value of research

What are the social benefits of investing in research? At the request of the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, an Academy advisory committee will be answering this question in two ways over the first next six months in 2022.