This session brought the accumulated ideas, challenges and opportunities emerging from the four previous sessions to bear on the practice of science advising.
Delegates explored the questions:
Is there a common model and approach that suits most countries in most situations, including in the international arena?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the system in different jurisdictions?
What are the hallmarks of a good model and the core attributes of the actors within it?
Is there a need for a degree of standardisation (or peer recognition and reciprocity) in the increasingly globalised turn toward government science advising?
If so, what are the minimum expectations and how close are we to achieving them?