The LCPC’s Scientific Board
By the very nature of its activities, the LCPC must have a management body which is specialized in research matters. The Scientific Board advises the Board of Directors and the operational management of the LCPC on the major orientations of the scientific and technical policy of the establishment. Therefore, when making decisions, the Board of Directors formally consults the Scientific Board. The domains covered by the twenty-five members of the Scientific Board extend beyond the examination of research programmes to cover promotion and training, the organization of research and recruitment principles. The Scientific Board plays a very practical part in the appraisal of research and the laboratories.
The Scientific Board has twenty-five members with a four year term of office which can be renewed once:
- Twelve important scientists and engineers from outside the establishment. These persons may be foreign and must belong to the scientific community or the relevant economic and social sectors. They are proposed by the Director General of the LCPC and appointed by a joint decree issued by the Ministers of Public Works and Research,
- Four ex-officio members, or their named stand-ins:
The Research Director at the Ministry of Public Works,
The Technology Director at the Ministry of Research,
The Highways Director at the Ministry of Public Works,
The Director General of the National Institute for Transport and Transport Safety Research (INRETS),
or Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité,
- A director of a Public Works Regional Engineering Office (CETE) designated by the Minister for Public Works,
- A representative of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), or Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique designated by the Minister for Research,
- A representative of the universities, designated by the Minister for Higher Education,
- Six representatives of the staff or their stand-ins, elected according to a procedure laid down by decree by the Minister for Public Works.
Chairman: Mrs Christine Benard
Research head to Michelin