Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence


Annex 3

COUNCIL STEERING COMMITTEE—NIMR RENEWAL AND PARTNERSHIP

  At the meeting of Council held on 29 July 2004 Dr Peter Fellner was appointed to chair a Council Steering Committee to oversee the preparation of the Business and Science cases for the renewal of NIMR in accordance with the recommendations included in the report of the Task Force on NIMR.

The Steering Committee membership is:

    —   Dr Peter Fellner;

    —   Mr Derek Flint;

    —   Professor Alan North;

    —   Professor John Savill;

    —   Professor Herb Sewell.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

  The Steering Committee held its first meeting on 27 September and, subject to approval by Council on 13 October, adopted the following as its Terms of Reference:

  1.  To ensure that the necessary work is undertaken to prepare full science and business cases for the future of NIMR, as agreed by Council at its meeting on 29 July 2004.

  2.  As a first stage to oversee the preparation of an options appraisal of the costs and benefits of the plans for a renewed Institute at (i) King's College London and (ii) University College London, in comparison to Mill Hill as the base case. To ensure that this options appraisal provides the information necessary to enable Council to make an informed decision.

  3.  To ensure that the business case takes full account of the provision of key scientific infrastructure and facilities at the new location.

  4.  To ensure that action is taken to keep the staff of NIMR informed as appropriate about the preparation of the science and business cases.



 
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